Didn’t Pepper Spray AT the Victim

Laurens Police were dispatched to Spring Street at 1:33 yesterday afternoon on a report of a woman being sprayed with pepper spray. The woman who was sprayed said she and her neighbor had observed police officers in the area of her cousin’s apartment and called to tell her police were there. Then an argument broke out between two people and the victim said she walked into her apartment to get a knife because she was fearful. The woman who had reportedly sprayed the pepper spray reportedly told officers she was fearful after seeing the knife and sprayed the pepper spray into the air. A witness reportedly also said the spray was not aimed at the victim. 23-year-old Janisha Sierra Elmore of Apartment 44 at 218 Spring Street was charged with Disorderly Conduct.