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Fight at public aid office leads to charges against Fairview Heights woman

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A 24-year old Fairview Heights woman accused of beating up a woman she believed had something to do with the death of her brother is facing charges.

Mieisha Lee, of Fairview Heights, was charged with with two counts of robbery and aggravated battery by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office Friday in relation to the June 14 incident.

East St. Louis Detective Ronald McClellan said Lee is also accused of taking the woman’s phone and keys while the two individuals were at the public aid office located at 275 N. Ninth Street in East St. Louis. The charging document states Lee took the items “by use of force.”

McClellan said the suspect hit the woman in the head area and on her body with her fists. The woman is heard on a video saying she just had a baby.

Video of the fight had been posted on social media, but has since been taken down.

Bond is set at $75,000 for Lee, who had not been arrested as of Friday.

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