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5/13/2013 6:00:00 AM
Cat killed, mother beaten in Kingman rampage
Lana Renee Meadville
Lana Renee Meadville

KINGMAN - A woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly killed a cat and threw the carcass at her 74-year-old mother and then beat her.

Lana Renee Meadville, 47, of Kingman was charged with cruelty to animals and domestic violence, both felonies.

According to Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Trish Carter, deputies who responded to a domestic violence report in the 4200 block of North Skylark Road discovered Meadville sitting in a chair. A large knife was next to her and the dead cat was nearby.

The alleged victim told deputies her daughter threw the animal at her when she woke up and then threw her to the ground and struck her in the face several times.

The victim was able to leave the home and call for help. Deputies said both of her eyes were severely swollen and bruised.

Meadville was taken into custody without incident.

In 2011, Meadville was arrested after she confessed to setting her RV on fire as it was parked at the Coyote Canyon RV Park in the 100 block of Route 66.

Neighbors told authorities who responded to the fire that they watched as Meadville set her RV on fire and then sat next to it as it burned. She reportedly had to be pulled away from the flames by the neighbors.

Meadville left before deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office arrived. She was arrested later after deputies returned to the RV park and found her sleeping in her vehicle.



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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Article comment by: R .

The cat was being too curious...

Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Article comment by: joker wilde

Perhaps a drug diversion program or rehab facilities would help curb this type of incident. Then again, this is Mohave County ..... lack of compassion is rampant.

Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Article comment by: justanobody sr

ANOTHER obvious drug abuse problem, and the judges continue to just let them free.

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Article comment by: Road Runner

I think its more of a meth problem than a mental health problem

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Article comment by: its obvious

Yea....When I posted I purposely left out the Meth factor...Which In this case I would bet is one of the many things leading to beating Mom with a cat carcass.

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Article comment by: Meth Mouth

@ The Fox Hound and Way To Go-
If you think the root of her problem is mental illness, I say you should investigate a little further.


Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Article comment by: Way to go

Note to all Politicians. We love how over the last couple decades you have managed to disassemble the Mental health programs that at one time worked pretty well.

Now thanks to you. ALL OF YOU on both sides of the mess. Our country is littered with mentally unstabile people on nearly every street corner.

People that under past care were able to get and maintain a medication routine. Have doctors availible to monitor their lab work and help them to live a somewhat normal life.

Most of that has been legislated into just memories. Now we have unmedicated, wronging medicated, and worst yet Self medicated using street drugs and alcohol EVERYWHERE.

Until we fix this problem. Nothing is going to get any better for anyone. If your voting for politicians that continually cut mental health funding. YOUR part of the problem.

This is a time when funding mental health is Social Protection for all of us.


Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013
Article comment by: The Fox Hound

If this story doesn't show that we are just not spending enough on metal health in this country just wait a few days and there will be another one like it.

Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013
Article comment by: time for real help

What type of treatment did she undergo after the fire fiasco? Was she just released regardless of the danger she could be to herself and the public?



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