Written by Dave Gil de Rubio Tuesday, 20 November 2012 00:00
According to police, at that point three utility workers, Lee Snoddy and Brent Bernard of Louisiana and Mississippi resident Robbie Jarman observed what was going on. Snoddy jumped out of his car, gave chase enough to retrieve the pocketbook. As he headed back to return the victim’s allegedly stolen property and check on her well-being, co-workers Bernard and Jarman joined in the pursuit. Police reported that after chasing Maher for several blocks, they caught up enough to tackle the alleged perpetrator and hold him until police arrived.
The victim’s husband was transported by a police ambulance to a local hospital, treated and released. Maher was charged with two counts of third degree robbery and was arraigned in First District Court on Tuesday, Nov. 14.