Fayetteville woman accused of pepper-spraying kids and woman after argument


Photo Courtesy: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

A Fayetteville woman is accused of attacking a woman and her two infants with a can of pepper spray while the kids were strapped into their car seats.

Ta’kyria Barber, 18, was arrested in connection with two counts of second-degree battery, two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and engaging in a violent criminal group activity.

Multiple witnesses stated they heard Barber yell “F*** you and your babies,” after an argument broke out between multiple people. 

She then pulled out a large can of pepper spray, spraying the entire car and occupants, according to a police report. 

Barber was arrested on Tuesday night. She was released on June 26 at 4:45 p.m. Her next court date will be on July 22.

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