Purse snatcher arrested on theft, drug charges

POSTED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 2:02pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:14pm

A 19-year-old Waco man is in the McLennan County Jail after allegedly snatching a ladies purse and fleeing cops on foot.

Edward William Ball, 19, is accused of stealing a  lady's purse at the 1400 block of Barron St. at around 10:30 Thursday night.

Two off-duty officers heard the 911 call and helped the department's helicopter in finding the man.

The officers found Ball at a house on the 600 block of  North 14th St. and was found with xanax pills.

He is now facing charges of 'Theft of a Person' and 'Possession of a Controlled Substance.'


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