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Lancaster Co. Sheriff: Men accused of Indian Land purse snatchings arrested over weekend


Two men accused of being behind a violent string of purse snatchings in Indian Land and Waxhaw are now behind bars in Richland County, South Carolina after they led deputies on a chase and nearly ran over one of their victims.

Surveillance video captured last Thursday at a Richland County Walmart shows a violent purse snatching.

Officials there say 40-year-old Charles Williams and 31-year-old Ronald Brigmon were behind the robbery.

In the video you can see one of the men grab a 62-year-old woman's purse and take off.

The woman went after them, eventually catching up to the getaway car, but she was dragged alongside the vehicle as the suspects drove off.

Deputies spotted the vehicle Friday.

Officials say they tried to pull the vehicle over, but the two men did not stop and tried to get away.

The driver of the green SUV eventually crashed into a box truck and one of the men tried to run away, before being caught.

Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile confirmed, Monday, that the two men are also behind three purse snatchings in the Indian Land that we reported last week.

It's believed the two are also behind the Waxhaw purse snatching that took place at a Food Lion Wednesday night.

Shoppers we spoke with say they're relieved the two men are off the streets.

"The scariest part of it feels like you're being stripped of not only your personal items, but your pride," said shopper Jennifer Walker.

"You're going to result to something as low as snatching purses off of hard working people coming out of a grocery store, buying food for their family? You can't get any lower than that," said shopper Kristine Smith.

The woman who was dragged in the Richland county robbery was treated for minor injuries and is doing ok.

The two men remain in jail in Richland County and will face several charges here in Lancaster when they are extradited.

Richland County officials have charged Williams with armed robbery and first-degree assault and battery. Brigmon was charged with possession of stolen vehicle.

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