Luke James Weier.
Luke James Weier.

Trial on shop shot count

WARWICK man Luke James Weier is set to face a jury next year, in relation to allegations he fired a gun into a Legume store back in 2011.

The 23-year-old was committed to stand trial in the Lismore District Court next February, during a brief court appearance last week.

Weier is accused of targeting the Legume convenience store in the early hours of October 27.

Police say Weier banged on the shop door at about 4.30am that morning and demanded to be let inside.

It is alleged the then-21-year-old woke the husband and wife owners of the store by shooting a gun into the store window, before the two men wrestled over Weier's firearm.

It is further alleged Weier was injured on jagged glass from the broken window, shortly before he fled the scene.

Nothing was taken during the incident.

Police tracked Weier down in May last year, and he appeared in Warwick Magistrates Court before being extradited to New South Wales.

He was denied bail twice in two days, but was finally released on bail last May.

The former Killarney man is facing charges of aggravated break and enter, aggravated break and enter with intent, assault with intent to rob and aggravated assault with intent to rob.

Weier is expected to make a brief appearance in the Lismore District Court on December 19 this year, before fronting the jury on February 3.

It is expected the trial will take about 10 days.

If convicted, Weier faces up to 25 years in jail.



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