An Arnold man and woman, both 35, were arrested after Arnold Police got a call about an alleged assault at a home in the 2000 block of Richardson Road. The woman was suspected of stealing a purse and iPhone from a car parked at the CVS store in Arnold, and the man was believed to be her accomplice in the theft, Capt. Rich Shular said.
Police were called at about 10:30 a.m. May 28 to the home after the man allegedly pulled a 56-year-old Arnold woman by her hair off of a couch. The 35-year-old woman had entered the home first, but after she got into an argument with the 56-year-old, the man entered the home and allegedly assaulted the older woman, the report said.
During the investigation into the alleged assault, the 35-year-old was identified as the suspect in the May 13 theft at CVS, 2120 Lone Star Drive. The woman allegedly got into a car a 31-year-old Granite City, Ill., woman parked outside the pharmacy and grabbed her purse and iPhone, which were valued at about $1,310. Police believe the 35-year-old Arnold man helped her get away after the alleged robbery, according to a report.
After the May 28 incident, Arnold Police issued summonses to both the man and woman to appear in Arnold Municipal Court. Police will seek a charge of fourth-degree assault against the man and a stealing charge against the woman, Shular said.