Newcastle courthouse. A MAN with links to the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang used a shotgun to blast another man in the thigh and thumb about a week after he held up the EB Games store at Green Hills shopping centre, court documents state.
Cameron Scollie, 25, who gave an address at Beresfield and Seven Hills, appeared in Newcastle Local Court via audio visual link from Mid North Coast Correctional Centre on Wednesday.
He pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of an unauthorised prohibited firearm in a public place, in relation to the shooting at the Executive Apartments about 1.47am on February 2 this year.
Scollie, who was represented by solicitor Drew Hamilton, also pleaded guilty to armed robbery in relation to the hold-up at EB Games at East Maitland about 1.15pm on January 25.
Scollie was armed with a shortened single-barrel shotgun when he entered the store, threatened a staff member and made off with $369.20, according to court documents.
He fled to a stolen green Holden Commodore, driven by a second person, that was waiting outside.
A host of other offences, including multiple counts of larceny in relation to stolen number plates, driving offences, stealing cars and stealing fuel will be taken into account when Scollie is sentenced in Newcastle District Court next year.
But Scollie pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of armed robbery in company in relationto an allegedcarjacking at Lambton about 9pm on January 18 this year.
On that occasion Scollie is accused of stealing a woman’s motor vehicle while armed with a shortened single-barrel shotgun, court documents state.
Scollie was committed to face a trial on that matter and will next appear in Newcastle District Court on December 7.
Scollie was arrested at a home in Rudd Street, Lambton about 5.50pm on February 2, about 18 hours after the Jesmond shooting.
Police had been called to Newcastle Road and found a man with a gunshot wound to his left thigh and left hand.
He was taken to John Hunter Hospital as specialist forensic police scoured the scene.
During an extensive search of the area, detectives located a shortened single-barrel shotgun and a stolen Holden Commodore.
Police say further inquiries revealed the vehicle was linked to a number of armed robberies in the Hunter, which were being investigated by Strike Force Shirley detectives.
Scollie’s co-accused, Brian Maynard, 21, appeared in Newcastle Local Court on November 22, where he pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to the shooting at Jesmond and not guilty to armed robbery in company.
His matters are listed in Newcastle District Court on December 7 when Mr Maynard is expected to receive a trial date.