Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cass County, KS: Cass County woman charged in shooting death of husband

A Cass County woman has been charged in the shooting death of her husband on Thursday.

Authorities took Billie B. Campbell, 55, into custody Saturday after she was released from a hospital. She was jailed on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Her bond is set at $1 million cash.

According to the Cass County sheriff’s office, deputies were called about 9:50 p.m. Thursday on a reported shooting in the 27000 block of Southeast Outer Road, south of Harrisonville near U.S. 71. They found a wounded Eldon Eugene Campbell Jr., 60. He later died at the hospital.

Campbell, known as Rocky, was an owner of Campbell Fire Protection, which is in the same block where the shooting occurred. The business installs and services fire protection and security equipment and systems.

Court records show that the Cass County sheriff’s office denied Eldon Campbell a gun permit in July 2009 but in response to a judge’s order issued him one three months later, according to The Star’s reporting partner, KCTV5.

In April of this year, Billie Campbell filed for divorce. Later that month, according to KCTV5, the two were given protective orders against each other.

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