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Posted on: September 17, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Ex-Parte/Purse Snatching Suspect Apprehended


At approximately 8:52 this morning we received a call from a citizen stating that they thought that the suspect was at the OK Bar located in the 1500 block of Main. Officers responded to the area and located the suspect. The suspect fled on foot again and used Mace (OC Spray) against one of the officers that was involved. Officers gave chase to the suspect and he was located in a detached garage located at 1601 S. Joplin. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. He is currently being held in the Joplin City Jail pending further charges. We have also been informed that the suspect, John Wright, was not involved in a stabbing in Webb City as earlier reported. The suspect had made threats towards an ex-girlfriend. We apologize for the confusion on this matter.

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