Group home dweller nabbed in revenge attack

Leandra Leslie. [PCSO]
Leandra Leslie. [PCSO]

A group home resident was arrested after launching a revenge attack against the homeowners, according to the Maricopa Police Department. 

Police arrested 32-year-old Leandra M. Leslie Monday and accused her of assaulting her landlords before locking herself inside the home, according to a probable cause statement obtained by InMaricopa. 

Cops responded to a disturbance at a home on West Santa Monica Avenue around 5 p.m. A homeowner told dispatch Leslie assaulted him and his wife. 

He told police Leslie violated the group home’s rules and was booted from the program. He said Leslie became combative, slapping and shoving the couple. 

Police reviewed indoor surveillance camera footage, which showed Leslie slamming the wife into a wall. She then pushed the husband and slapped him across the face, the footage revealed. 

Leslie was seen locking herself in a room after the alleged attack. She later told cops she acted in self-defense, according to the probable cause statement. 

Police arrested Leslie on assault and disorderly conduct charges and booked her into the Pinal County jail. 

She faces a year behind bars. 

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