A Brick Township woman is facing numerous criminal charges after allegedly using pepper spray on a police officer in a local supermarket.
The incident occurred June 1 at the Whole Foods supermarket on Route 35 in Wall, Detective Lt. Greg Carpino said. At 9:22 p.m., police were called to the store for a report of a woman who was “yelling and acting out of control,” a statement from police said.
As three officers were trying to bring Susan L. Nye, 54, under control and arrest her for disorderly conduct, “she pulled pepper spray from her pocket and deployed it into Ptl. Roland’s face,” Carpino said.
Nye was subsequently arrested and evaluated by EMS for non-life threatening injuries, then transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, for evaluation. Roland, the officer, was evaluated by EMS and refused any further medical attention.
Nye was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and disorderly donduct. Her bail was set by the Municipal Court Judge Michael Pugliese at $33,500 cash. Nye was no longer listed as an inmate at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on Thursday.