North Judson Man Arrested For Purse-Snatching

A North Judson man was arrested Sunday after allegedly stealing a woman’s purse.

North Judson police received a call late Sunday night from a woman who reported her purse stolen. Clayton E. Hale had left a local establishment with a friend and then he went home. When the woman went home, she noticed her purse was missing.

Officers later found Hale who was in possession of the purse as well as controlled substances and marijuana.

Hale, 26, was arrested on preliminary charges of Theft, and felony counts of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.