A Belleville woman is accused of pepper-spraying a pregnant woman and her young child outside a clothing store, Fairview Heights Police said.
Janae Killion, 20, of Belleville, was charged Monday with three counts of aggravated battery, which is a felony. She was in custody Tuesday afternoon on $75,000 bail at the St. Clair County Jail.
Witnesses in the parking lot of the Old Navy, located at 6015 N. Illinois St., told Fairview Heights police that Killion approached Aliza Roberts and her child, and used pepper spray on the two. Killion reportedly left before police arrived but was later arrested after Roberts gave officers her name.
Fairview Heights Police did not specify what, if any, relationship the women might have.
Roberts and her 2-year-old daughter were treated at a hospital and released.
This is the second reported pepper-spraying of a woman and baby this month in the area. Tyra Simmons, of East St. Louis, was charged Friday with using a "nonlethal, noxious substance" on a woman and her 9-month-old baby. She remained in custody Tuesday on $150,000 bail.