Salem purse snatcher sentenced

SALEM, Ohio (WYTV) – A Salem man who stole a 90-year-old woman’s purse will spend a year in prison.

Our partners at the Morning Journal newspaper report that Michael Souers Jr., 27, was sentenced Friday in Columbiana Count Common Pleas Court.

Prosecutors said Souers stole Dorothy Hinchliffe’s purse while she was going into the Salem Community Theatre on June 6.

Two young men chased Souers down and held him down until police arrived.

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