Knox County Police Nab Purse Snatcher

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to Happy Lane near Barbourville on a purse snatching complaint. The victim told officers 44 year old Michael Sampson grabbed her purse and ran off. She said when she tried to stop him, he punched her in the face. When deputies went to Sampson's home he denied taking the purse, but police saw the purse partially uncovered under a blow up mattress on the living room floor. Sampson was arrested and charged with robbery. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Knox Co. Sheriff Cruiser