Moorhead woman wanted for breaking into home of ex-husband's girlfriend and assaulting her, others
MOORHEAD – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Moorhead woman accused of breaking into the home of her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s girlfriend and, with the help of several other people, beating up all the people who were there, including her husband’s girlfriend.
According to criminal charges filed Friday in Clay County District Court, officers were en route June 15 to a disturbance call in the neighborhood near 1821 Belsly Blvd. They heard a commotion and saw debris at an apartment there, including a broken door jamb.
All three people inside had visible injuries, court documents state, and a man was bleeding from the scalp on his left side and his right eye was starting to swell shut.
The women were weeping, and officers could see large bumps forming on the backs of their heads.
One of the women told police the three came back to the apartment for breakfast after an evening out, and that a woman, Nicole Denise Longoria, 28, and several of her friends were there. Longoria and her friends allegedly assaulted the three and broke a window in from the outside.
The man told police that Longoria was the soon-to-be-ex-wife of a man who one of the women was dating, and that Longoria was upset about it.
The man told police he tried to intervene during the attack, but was knocked unconscious.
The woman dating Longoria’s estranged husband said Longoria came into the apartment, breaking in the front door, grabbed her and started punching her in the head with her closed fists.
Other people were stomping on her head with their feet, she told officers. She could identify two other assailants, but didn’t know who the others were.
A cellphone video provided to the officers by the victims allegedly shows Longoria grabbing one of the women, throwing her down on the kitchen floor, then kicking her in the left side of the head three times before turning on the other woman and punching her several times in the head.
Moorhead officers interviewed Longoria, who allegedly at first told them she was intoxicated at the time of the incident and didn’t remember anything.
She then told officers she “just snapped” that night, admitting to officers it was her in the video assaulting the two women, according to court documents.