Lana Renee Meadville accused of beating her mother, killing a cat and throwing it at her

KINGMAN, AZ - Authorities arrested a woman after she allegedly assaulted her mother and killed a cat at their Kingman home.

Lana Renee Meadville, 47, was arrested Thursday on charges of cruelty to animals and aggravated assault, both felonies, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said in a press release that deputies responded to a domestic violence report at a residence in the 4200 block of North Skylark Road and while they were on the way learned that the female suspect, identified as Meadville, was inside with a knife and she had killed a cat.

When deputies arrived they took Meadville into custody as she was sitting in a chair. Deputies reportedly found a large knife next to the chair on the ground and a dead cat nearby.

Deputies spoke to the 74-year-old female victim, Meadville's mother.

The woman told authorities that during an argument Meadville got her down on the ground and hit her in the face a number of times. Deputies reported that the victim's eyes were severely swollen and bruised.

The victim said her daughter threw a dead cat at her after she woke up, according to the news release.

The victim said she eventually got out of the house to call 911.

Meadville was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

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