An 81-year-old female fell pray to a purse snatching on Christmas Eve while finishing some last minute Christmas shopping at the Dollar General Store in Jellico.
According to Jellico Police Chief Chris Anderson, the victim was exiting her vehicle when a white male came up behind her.
The defendant was later identified as Jeffrey Lee King, 39, of Rockholds, KY.
“(The defendant) grabbed her purse with such force it ripped the handle off in her hand and knocked her to the ground,” said Anderson.
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