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Kingman woman accused of assaulting disabled mother

Melinda Lemos

Melinda Lemos

KINGMAN - A 48-year-old woman was arrested last week after she allegedly pushed her mother out of her wheelchair and assaulted her.

Mohave County Sheriff's Spokeswoman Trish Carter said Melinda Geraldine Lemos was upset with her 67-year-old mother after she kicked her daughter's boyfriend out of the house for no reason around 11 p.m. Friday.

Lemos reportedly ripped the phone out of the wall and began yelling at her mother before knocking her out of her wheelchair and kicking her.

Carter said the woman was able to get back into her wheelchair and make it to a neighbor's house across the street to call 911.

Deputies with the Sheriff's Office responded to the mother's home in the 4200 block of Benton Street and spoke with Lemos. Carter said Lemos denied hurting her mother.

Lemos was allegedly found to be in possession of a glass pipe with residue. She was booked into the Mohave County Jail on felony charges of aggravated assault per domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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