Greenville man arraigned in purse-snatching case


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 6:47 pm on Friday, January 18, 2013

Jeremy Williams

GREENVILLE — A Greenville man was arraigned today on charges stemming from a Dec. 5 purse-snatching incident in downtown Greenville.

Jeremy Michael Williams, 25, of Greenville, was arrested and arraigned on Friday in 64B District Court in Stanton on charges of unarmed robbery, a 15-year felony.

“Officers were able to locate and arrest the suspect a short time after the warrant was authorized,” said Greenville Public Safety Director Michael Pousak in a press release.

At about 2 p.m. on Dec. 5, an elderly woman was exiting her car in the back parking lot of O’Conner’s Shoes in Greenville when she noticed a young man.

The woman thought the man looked suspicious, but she continued walking towards O’Conner’s Shoes from the parking lot.

“Just as she opened the door, the suspect ran up to her and grabbed her purse,” Pousak said in a previous interview with The Daily News. “Her hand was scraped up from him violently tugging the purse.”

An employee from Huckleberry’s Restaurant witnessed the crime and pursued the suspect who ran northeast, but lost the suspect by a nearby trail.

Williams is being held at the Montcalm County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond.

 

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