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Published: Saturday, 3/1/2008

Suspect arraigned in purse snatching

A South Toledo man who authorities said stole a 68-year-old woman's purse and then dragged her on the ground as he fled was arraigned yesterday in Toledo Municipal Court on a robbery charge.

Garland Chapman, 23, of 1467 Ingomar Ave., is being held in the Lucas County jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

Ruth Jones was at the TARTA bus stop at Broadway and South Avenue about 4:30 p.m. Thursday when a man sat next to her, began talking, grabbed her purse, and fled, police said.

Ms. Jones held onto her purse and was dragged on the ground as Mr. Chapman ran westbound on South Avenue. Several witnesses chased Mr. Chapman and restrained him until police arrived.

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