Woman, 67, fights back after relative forces way into home, steals purse

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Michael S. Walker

COLUMBUS (Nov. 24, 2014) – A 67-year-old Columbus woman fought back after a relative attacked her and tried to steal her purse, police say.

Michael S. Walker, 25, is accused of going to a home Friday night in the 2400 block of 6th Street where he shoved the female relative to the ground after forcing his way inside.

The woman told police that Walker stole prescription drugs and her purse. She tried to get her purse back, and was dragged across the floor until Walker let go. Police said he then took her car keys and got inside her vehicle. The woman also climbed into the car, sparking another confrontation, police said.

A short time later, Walker stopped the car and ran away. He was caught later in the evening and taken into custody.

The woman suffered some cuts to her leg and arm from the encounter, police said.

Walker was preliminarily charged with robbery with bodily injury, theft and battery with bodily injury. He also had an arrest warrant out of Jennings County, police said.

He was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail.

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