PD: Tempe woman attacks parents over $80 theft

Posted at 1:14 PM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 10:40:49-04

A Tempe woman has been arrested after allegedly threatening her mother with a knife and beating her disabled step-father.

Court records show that on April 2, 34-year-old Alexis Holtz was in an argument with her parents at their home near University and McClintock drives. They were reportedly arguing over money Holtz's parents accused her of stealing from them.

Police say that the mother was arguing with her daughter over money taken from her wallet. Holtz reportedly grabbed a shearing knife and held it to her mother's throat, saying, "she was going to kill her and make her dead."

Holtz also fought with her step-father, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, punching and kicking him in the groin, and biting his arm.

Police report that a detention officer at the jail found the stolen $80 in Holtz's pants pocket, when she was searched at the jail.

Holtz faces charges of theft, assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.