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Arkansas City woman arrested May 28 after domestic argument

Meza accused of aggravated assault with butcher’s knife, domestic battery

Arkansas City Police Department badgeThe Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City woman May 28 on an assault charge after she allegedly brandished a butcher’s knife.

Nisha Renee Meza, 38, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and battery-domestic violence.

Meza was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $4,500 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. She since has posted bond and been released.

Officers were dispatched May 28 to the Arkansas City Police Department regarding a possible battery offense. They interviewed the victim, who said she had been in an argument with her daughter.

During the argument, the victim said her daughter, identified as Meza, had struck her in the face.

The argument later escalated to the point where Meza brandished the knife, putting the victim in fear for her safety, she told police.

Both the victim and Meza were interviewed about the incident. Meza subsequently was arrested.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.