By Kalinowski, Tim on March 18, 2020.
A 23-year-old Raymond woman has been arrested for assaulting two seniors by throwing hot coffee on them.
Police were called to the downtown branch of the Lethbridge Public Library last Wednesday after receiving a report that two women had been assaulted during the recent public film festival.
The Lethbridge Police Service investigation determined an unknown female took a laptop and two cups of hot coffee from the room when she was confronted by a 73-year-old woman who was one of the organizers of the festival.
The subject was told the laptop belonged to the library, and following a brief verbal altercation, she threw one of the cups of coffee in the senior citizen’s face causing first-degree burns. The subject proceeded to flee up the stairs where she was confronted by a 78-year-old woman who had been attending the festival and threw the second cup of coffee at her upper body. A security officer, upon hearing the commotion, rushed to assist the women and was able to recover the laptop but the female subject fled. Surveillance footage of the subject was later provided to police.
On Sunday, at approximately 9:30 p.m., an officer dealing with a subject at the front counter of the police station recognized the woman as the unidentified female wanted in connection with the robbery at the library and subsequently arrested her.
Cheyenne Sommerlye Tilley, 23, of Raymond, is charged with robbery and assault with a weapon. Tilley was released with conditions to appear in court April 9.