Larceny from the person, Credit Card Fraud, Illegal Possession of Credit Card, Resisting Arrest and Assault on a Police Officer
Jr Douglas, James, A. 28 of Brattleboro
On 07/23/2018 Brattleboro Police met with a female subject on High Street regarding a theft of her purse. The female reported she was walking on Green Street when a male subject came up from behind her and grabbed onto her purse which was tucked under her left arm. The female reported there was a struggle with the male and the male ripped the purse from her possession. As the male was running away, he fell and dropped the purse causing her wallet to fall onto the ground. The male then took her wallet and continued running. The description of the male that was provided matched the description of James A. Douglas Jr.
During investigation officers were able to determine that one of the female’s debit cards was used shortly after the theft at a business on Canal Street. The employee at the business reported that Douglas had used the card to purchase cigarettes.
Officers were able to locate Douglas at a public building on South Main Street. When Douglas was taken into custody he resisited arrest and assaulted a police officer.
Douglas was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was processed and lodged. Douglas was issued Conditions of Release, a citation to appear in court on 07/24/2018 and was held in lieu of $1,000 cash bail.