Police say a Helena man forced his way into a home and pepper sprayed several people, including a 1-year-old child.
Kieffer Thomas Joseph Morley, 23, is jailed on felony charges of aggravated burglary and criminal endangerment.
Court documents filed Tuesday state officers responded to a home on Oregon Street for a report of a domestic disturbance on Saturday. Upon arrival, police learned two adults and a toddler had been exposed to pepper spray. The three victims were in pain and the 1-year-old was having trouble breathing, the documents note.
Morley went to the home of a former girlfriend, pushed his way into the residence and used the pepper spray, court documents say. He is accused of then yelling at the former girlfriend in a threatening manner.
Court documents allege he proceeded to send threatening text messages to the woman after he left the home.
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Police apprehended Morley later that afternoon on three warrants and the two felony charges. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of partner or family member assault.