All Fired Up – Eviction-Enraged Woman Assaults Victim and Sets Her on Fire
SAN ANTONIO HEIGHTS – An enraged woman with her teenaged daughter in tow showed up at the doorstep of an anonymous female, eviction notice in-hand. From there, things went terribly wrong.
SBSD – Fontana Sheriff’s Department Deputies were dispatched to the scene of an assault call involving arson on Monday, April 13, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Deputies immediately arrived on scene at a confidential incident location to assist the victim.
The arson/assault victim reported that an extremely-angry Melinda Warnock-Felix (42) of San Antonio Heights had gone to her home, set an eviction notice ablaze, and assaulted her. The victim’s clothing had caught on fire while she was being assaulted by Warnock.
Accompanied by her child, the fired-up Warnock had carried the previously-served notice and threatened to not only burn the victim’s house down, but the rental property as well.
“Warnock took a lighter and lit the eviction notice on fire, then shoved the burning piece of paper into the victim’s chest, striking her and momentarily holding it there to purposely catch the victim’s sweater on fire,” said SBSD. “Warnock’s 13-year-old daughter witnessed her mother violently assault the victim.”
“The victim was able to remove her sweater and extinguish the fire before she became fully engulfed.” added SBSD. “Medical aid responded and the victim was treated and released at the scene.”
Deputies located Warnock, and arrested her for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon/ Arson/Criminal Threats/Child Endangerment.
Warnock is currently out on bail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident (Case No. 032000873) is urged to contact Fontana Station Detectives (909)356-6767. To remain anonymous, you are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information online via We-Tip Hotline www.wetip.com