Sheriff Blaise Smith announces the arrest of Tommy Harding, Jr. Harding was being sought in the Purse Snatching incident in Amelia on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Harding had been arrested back on Friday, Feb. 1, for forgery and bonded out. On Saturday, he snatched a purse from a lady at a local business in Amelia and was being sought for that incident.
Yesterday, deputies working a burglary complaint developed him as the suspect. When he was later arrested, he had drugs and drug paraphernalia in his possession along with stolen items.