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

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

(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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