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St. Louis man charged in LU pepper-spraying incident

St. Louis man charged in LU pepper-spraying incident

May 16th, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

A St. Louis man has been charged with pepper-spraying four people at Lincoln University earlier this month.

Johnny Ricks, 19, is charged with third-degree assault.

In the early morning hours of May 8, there was a disturbance in the parking lot of Dawson Hall on Lee Drive, according to a Lincoln University Police Department probable cause statement.

Officers found a woman and three men who had been shot with pepper spray. They all identified Ricks as the man who had sprayed them and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.