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12-year-old laughs at Abilene woman, gets pepper sprayed

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Oct 08 2012 10:25:41 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 08 2012 10:36:59 AM CDT
Linda Jones

Linda Jones, 65, was indicted during April 2013 for allegedly pepper spraying a 12-year-old girl who laughed at her. Police said Jones was with the 12-year-old girl near the at the Rodeway Inn in Abilene when the girl laughed at her. Jones allegedly became upset, retrieved the pepper spray from her room and sprayed the girl in the face.

ABILENE, Texas -

An Abilene woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly pepper spraying a 12-year-old girl who laughed at her.

Police said 65-year-old Linda Jones was with a 12-year-old girl near the ice machine at the Rodeway Inn in Abilene when the girl laughed at her. Jones allegedly became upset, retrieved the pepper spray from her room and sprayed the girl in the face.

Jones was arrested and charged with class A assault. As of Monday, Jones is being held in the Taylor County Jail on $3,500 surety bond.