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PAPD: Arrest made after victim assaulted, had purse stolen

Port Arthur police have identified a man charged in a purse-snatching robbery as Brandon Jones, 37.

According to the Jefferson County Inmate Roster, Brandon Lamar Jones was being held Monday on a $100,000 bond for robbery and possession of a controlled substance.

Police were called to BJ Food Store, 1201 Seventh St., at 8:18 p.m. in reference to a theft. A description of the suspect was given to officers, who detained a man fitting the description almost immediately, according to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department.

Officers learned that the victim had been assaulted during a purse snatching, though no additional information was available on any injuries the victim received.

The alleged robber was arrested and the case remains under investigation by the department’s Criminal Investigations Division.