Teen women jailed after love triangle dispute

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By Jon Johnson


SAFFORD – Two 19-year-old women were arrested and jailed early Saturday morning after having an altercation. The disputed between the two women initially stemmed from one of them having intimate relations with the other’s boyfriend. 

Alexis Felkner was booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage after allegedly admitting to chasing a group of women with a baseball bat and breaking the window of their truck. One of the women was Sabrina Palma, who was previously assaulted by Felkner on Jan. 2 after Palma had an intimate relationship with Felkner’s boyfriend, Frederick McConnell.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Alexis Felkner

In that instance, Felkner had learned about McConnell cheating on her and had McConnell lure Palma to his car at Walmart, where Felkner then allegedly grabbed Palma by her hair and started punching her. During the melee, Palma lost her cell phone and police later recovered it from McConnell’s vehicle. At that time, Felkner was given a citation for assault and was released.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Sabrina Palma

On Saturday, police were dispatched at about 3:30 a.m. to the 1300 block of El Paso Boulevard regarding the disturbance. Once there, they encountered Palma threaten Felkner while yelling loudly, and both women continued to threaten each other in the officers’ presence. Felkner told police that Palma wasn’t satisfied with her being charged and wanted to get revenge. She said Palma and her family has not left her alone since the assault and that night Palma had thrown rocks at her house. Felkner said she felt the women were there to assault her, so she grabbed the baseball bat and took matters into her own hands. 

Palma later allegedly told an officer that she wanted revenge for Felkner assaulting her and that she would get her satisfaction even if it meant she had to go to jail. Palma was then arrested and booked into the jail on a charge of disorderly conduct. 

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