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Posted on: October 14, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Suspect arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Shooting into Occupied Vehicle

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Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: On October 13th, 2016 Deputies responded to 911 calls from 280 Society road and 230 Society road. The initial information was that shots were fired. Upon arrival at 280 Society road, Deputies located and spoke with Leanna Perkins who told them that she had heard someone blowing the horn and when she looked outside she saw a man in car. She stated that she thought the man was going to open the door to get out and claimed she was in fear and shot in the direction of the car.
Upon arrival at 230 Society road Deputies located Timothy Campbell w/m 38 years old who had what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Deputies summoned medical personnel to the scene to treat the victim and secured both scenes for additional investigation. The victim was transported to Baptist Hospital to be treated for injuries.
Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded and began the investigation. Detectives located and spoke with multiple potential witnesses in the area. Crime Scene Investigators processed and collected evidence that included a handgun and spent shell casings.
The totality of the all the evidence indicate that victim and suspect only knew each other because of a reported history of problems with pets going on the property of the other. Family members of Campbell stated that on this day he left to go to the suspect’s house and tell her that her cat was on his property and for her to get it before he let out his dogs.
Indications are that Campbell never exited his vehicle and only blew the horn in an attempt to get Perkins to come outside. All indications are that Perkins was the only one with a weapon. Indications are that after seeing a vehicle outside, she at some point retrieved a handgun within her home.
Perkins stated that she saw what she described as a man moving like he was going to open the car door and which point fired at the vehicle with rounds entering through the door and at least one round striking the victim.
The victim once at Baptist Hospital was treated by Medical Personnel and indications are that he injuries are not life threatening. The suspect was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Shooting into Occupied Vehicle, both of which are felonies. She was transported to the Iredell County Detention and given a 350,000.00 Secured bond. Perkins does not appear to have a criminal history.

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