Jamestown Resident Charged After Allegedly Pepper Spraying 5-Year-Old

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JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown resident is facing charges after Jamestown Police said they pepper sprayed a 5-year-old during a reported fight at 320 Newland Ave. Friday morning.

Laverne L. Riley, 38, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree reckless endangerment.

Police said they responded to a report of a fight just before 10 a.m.

Upon investigation police allege that Riley pepper sprayed a 5-year-old and two other victims.

Police said Riley was located a short distance away and, after a brief struggle with officer, was taken into custody.

The condition of the child and two other victims is unknown.

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