The lengthy sentence given to a Warrenton man for 2013 purse snatching

The lengthy sentence given to a Warrenton man for 2013 purse snatching

James William Lewis was sentenced to 37 years in prison after stealing a woman's purse in 2013.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 23 at 12:42 PM

(KMOV) – A Warrenton man was sentenced to 37 years in prison for stealing a woman’s purse in 2013.

Police said 23-year-old James William Lewis was convicted of robbery and resisting arrest by a jury in Warren County on May 22. Judge Wesley Dalton sentenced Lewis to 37 years in prison on Tuesday. 

Lewis approached a woman in a supermarket parking lot in April 2013, bumped into her and ripped the purse from her hands, according to police.

Lewis ran from police and was stopped by two civilians.

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