Lake Havasu City Police officers responded to an Appletree Drive address Sept. 4, after receiving reports of a domestic violence incident. According to police, 18-year-old Alexis Lamorie engaged in a loud argument with the victim in the street, which escalated to a physical fight. Lamorie was accused of attempting to strangle the victim, identified as 25-year-old Havasu resident Daniela C. Mendoza, during the alleged altercation.
Officers arrived at Lamorie’s home to question her about the incident, according to police. The reporting officer saw Lamorie walk into the home’s kitchen, and followed her. When he entered, Lamorie was holding a large kitchen knife, the report said.
The officer drew his sidearm and ordered Lamorie to put down the knife. Mendoza, who was also at the scene, retrieved the knife from Lamorie and set it down. Lamorie was detained in handcuffs at the scene, and questioned by officers.
According to the report, Alexis Lamorie and Mendoza drank several alcoholic beverages before going to a McCulloch Boulevard bar. At some point, the two women became separated, they allegedly told officers. Lamorie later became upset, believing that she had been abandoned, and allegedly instigated the fight that prompted officers’ response.
After the fight, Lamorie and Mendoza returned inside, and officers arrived shortly afterward. Lamorie allegedly told police she made no attempt to strangle Mendoza, nor was she holding a knife when officers arrived with an intent to harm anyone.
Lamorie was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. Mendoza was cited on charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
Alexis Lamorie is the sister of 23-year-old Andrew J. Lamorie, who is himself awaiting trial on charges of first degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old daughter. He was arrested Jan. 11 2018 after his daughter was transported to a Las Vegas hospital with injuries allegedly inflicted by Andrew Lamorie. According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, Lamorie’s daughter died as result of starvation, compounded by her injuries.