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Lake Charles man sentenced to 20 years in purse snatching case

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(Source: Lake Charles Police Department) (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

A Lake Charles man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison after pleading to three counts of purse snatching. 

Jerin Charles, 26, entered a no contest guilty plea in March, said Patsy Dugas, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu District Attorney's Office.

According to the Lake Charles Police Department, the robberies took place in business parking lots at the following times, dates, locations:

  • 6:30 p.m., April 1, at Dollar General on Prien Lake Road.
  • 6:30 p.m., April 5, at Dollar General on Fourth Avenue.
  • 7:30 p.m. April 5, at Old Navy on Derek Drive.

Charles approached the female victims while they were in the parking lot and demanded their purses and wallets, and all victims sustained minor injuries. 

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