Man convicted in foiled wallet snatching -

Man convicted in foiled wallet snatching

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Sentencing will be next month for a southwestern Illinois man convicted of a burglary foiled by a man who wants to be the region's top federal prosecutor.

A St. Clair County jury convicted 46-year-old Freddie Davis of Cahokia last week after a two-day trial that included testimony from Steve Wigginton.

Wigginton is a candidate to be U.S. attorney for southern Illinois. He testified that he was working at a Belleville law firm on July 29 when he heard his secretary shout that someone had just snatched her wallet from her purse.

Wigginton tackled Davis outside the building and held him for police.

Davis could face up to seven years in prison when sentenced Dec. 18.

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