Woman accused of shooting at her common-law husband

A Grand Junction woman was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of shooting at her common-law husband after arguing with him over marital fidelity, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Judith Kathleen Jerroll, 48, 619 25 Road, was arrested around 5 a.m. after police responded to her home on a report she had tried to kill her husband, 48-year-old Kevin Campbell, according to her arrest affidavit.

When Campbell returned home early Monday, he and Jerroll continued the argument they began over the phone as Campbell headed home from a bar, the affidavit said.

When Jerroll challenged his wife to shoot him with a BB gun, she replied, “That won’t do anything,” the affidavit said.

Instead, Jerroll reached for Campbell’s .357 revolver, which her husband had placed on his home office’s desk, the affidavit said.

“Jerroll pointed the gun at him and stated, ‘I’m going to kill you, (expletive),’ ” the affidavit said.

“Jerroll was approximately six feet from him as she cocked the gun. … Jerroll then fired one shot at him.”

The bullet, police said, hit the wall 12 to 18 inches from Campbell’s head.

Campbell told police he then wrestled the gun away from his wife and called the police, the affidavit said.

Jerroll, in an interview with officers, said her husband was “pushing her buttons” leading up to the shooting, the affidavit said.

Jerroll was booked into Mesa County Jail later that day.


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