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Three Are Charged With Strong-Arm Robbery After Oakland Purse Snatching

By David Howell

OAKLAND –    A victim’s accurate description of three purse snatchers led to the quick arrest of two juveniles and a 21-year old in Oakland Wednesday afternoon.

    Sheriff Lance Humphreys reported his office received the call after three black males had entered the Oakland Natural Gas District office on Holly Street in Oakland and grabbed a purse from the lady who was working.

    “They tried to distract her before they grabbed the purse and took off,” Humphreys added. Humphreys, Chief Deputy Jerry Ferguson and Investigator John Camfield were the first on the scene.

    “Oakland did not have any officers on duty,” Humphreys said. After the victim provided an accurate description, a deputy thought he knew who one of the robbers were.

    “We went to the house and found two of the three suspects that matched the description,” Humphreys said.  Antonio Johnson, 21, of Redbud Street and two juveniles were each charged with one count of strong-arm robbery and one count of grand larceny for their alleged role in the incident.

City Police Investigate Burglary

WATER VALLEY – Police have arrested Terrance Hall, 24, of Water Valley in connection with an alleged burglary that occurred during the early morning Friday, Sept 19, on North Court Street.

Hall was charged with burglary of a dwelling, grand larceny, and escape, according to Lt. Rick McCuan of the WVPD. He is being held in the Lafayette County Jail on a $30,000 bond. All of the stolen property was recovered.

Lt. McCuan reported the following additional law enforcement activity within the Water Valley City limits during the past week:

• Made three arrests for public drunk;

• Made an arrest for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics;

• Made an arrest for DUI, first offense;

• Made an arrest disorderly conduct;

• Made an arrest for disturbance of the family;

• Took a report of malicious mischief;

• Took a report of identity theft;

• Issued a citation for violation of the city noise ordinance, loud music in a motor vehicle;

• Issued 27 traffic citations.

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