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Ballina woman to stand trial over aggravated break and enter

A Ballina woman who was allegedly armed with a 1.5 metre length of timber when she broke into a home and assaulted a man was in breach of a good behaviour bond.

It is alleged Jodie Louise Bellamy broke into a man’s residence on Swift St, Ballina, between 8.15 am and 8.25 am, on December 18.

During the alleged break-in, police facts stated 39 year-old Ms Bellamy was armed with a 1.5 metre length of timber with intent to commit an assault.

A scuffle ensued between the pair, in which the woman allegedly assaulted the man, causing him various minor injuries.

Then, on January 27 and again on January 30, it is alleged Ms Bellamy breached a good behaviour bond twice.

She was arrested and after being refused police bail, she was granted conditional bail on February 9, at Ballina Local Court.

On Tuesday at Lismore Local Court Ms Bellamy appeared facing charges of aggravated break and enter with intent knowing a person was there, being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and destroying or damaging property.

She was represented by solicitor Amy Barker who tendered a certificate waiving her right to a committal hearing on the charge of aggravated break and enter with intent.

Ms Barker then tendered a section 166 certificate listing the remaining three charges which will be considered by a judge at sentencing.

Magistrate David Heilpern ordered Ms Bellamy to appear at Lismore District Court on May 31 for arraignment for trial.

 


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