Madison woman arrested for slashing ex-husband's tire

Facing two charges

Published On: Nov 16 2012 04:00:06 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

Madison police have arrested and charged a woman after she allegedly slashed the tire on her ex-husband’s vehicle.

Lanita A. Mackey, 42 is charged with disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.

Officers responded to a disturbance in the 6700 block of Schroeder Road early Thursday morning and spoke with a 45-year-old male victim.

According to Madison Police, the victim said his car tire was slashed by his ex-wife, Mackey, stemming from an early morning argument over the male victim not being able to find his missing cell phone.

The ex-wife thought the male victim was responsible for her purse being stolen.
Mackey allegedly obtained a butcher knife from the kitchen and cut a mattress inside the home several times.

Police say she then went into the parking lot of the residence and cut a tire on the victim’s vehicle.

Police say they found multiple lacerations to a mattress and the car tire, but Mackey denied any connection to that damage.

Officers took Mackey into custody and located a meat cleaver in her pocket that Mackey claimed was for the purposes of protection.