TAPD arrest alleged purse snatcher

William Davis (Source: Texarkana, Arkansas Police Dept.)
William Davis (Source: Texarkana, Arkansas Police Dept.)

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - Texarkana, Arkansas Police catches a suspected purse snatcher.

58-year-old William Davis was arrested Tuesday by officers for a reported purse snatching back on October 9th.

According to police, Davis recently followed an elderly female to her home from a local grocery store. Davis then approached the victim while she was unloading groceries and took her purse.

Officers were able to later identify Davis and spotted him Tuesday at a Texarkana gas station.

Davis was arrested on a charge of possessing an instrument of a crime and reckless driving, both which are misdemeanor offenses.

Police say after interviewing Davis, he was served a felony warrant for robbery.

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