Shardey Harrison indicates pleas to serious charges

A PORTLAND woman has indicated she will plead guilty to a $250,000 arson and a separate home invasion to wrap up several criminal cases.

Shardey Harrison, 23, of Cape Nelson Road, appeared in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court via a video with prison on Monday.

She has indicated she will plead guilty to arson involving the torching of a $250,000 Brophy Family and Youth Services home in late July at the corner of Portland's Wellington Road and Willunga Street.

Ms Harrison has also indicated she will plead guilty to invading a Portland home with two co-offenders in mid April involving baseball bats and masks.

Those incidents, if proven, would breach a Warrnambool County Court imposed 18-month community corrections order.

The arson case was adjourned for a committal mention in the magistrates court on Monday where Ms Harrison is expected to be committed to stand trial in the county court.

Ms Harrison was placed on the county court corrections order during November last year.

An Office Of Corrections staff member said Ms Harrison had not complied with the order or done any of the 125 hours of community work.

The order was imposed after Ms Harrison inflicted life-threatening stab injuries on an elderly good Samaritan in Portland on April 22 last year.

The victim had been riding his bicycle when he saw Ms Harrison lying face down on the ground and went to her aid. 

Ms Harrison had been bashed twice that day by her former partner.

Ms Harrison lashed out at the victim and stabbed him.​