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West County man accused of stealing purse, assaulting officer in Ballwin

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Jacob Goring, 20, is charged with assault after he allegedly stole a woman's purse and assaulted an officer that tried to arrest him Jacob Goring, 20, is charged with assault after he allegedly stole a woman's purse and assaulted an officer that tried to arrest him
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A West County man is facing a list of criminal charges after he allegedly stole a woman's purse and assaulted a police officer in Ballwin.

Authorities discovered Jacob Goring, 20, with a purse under his shirt while they were responding to a call regarding the stolen item.

When an officer attempted to arrest him, Goring allegedly pulled out a carjack handle and swung at the officer.

Police said Goring then threw the tool and tried to run away. However, officers eventually caught him.

Goring reportedly tried to retrieve the same officer's gun during the second arrest.

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