(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.