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      Man arrested after stealing purse

      Tyler Vaughn

      Jefferson City Police arrested a man for strong armed robbery.

      Tyler G. Vaughn, 20, was arrested after police searched his home and found the stolen items.

      Police responded to Lafayette and McCarty Street after a woman was knocked down and her purse was stolen. A witness gave police information that led them to Vaughn TMs home.

      Vaughn is being held at Cole County Jail.

      The investigation is ongoing to determine if a second suspect was involved in the robbery.

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