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Wal-Mart purse-snatching suspect due in court

Posted September 10, 2012

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— A man accused of snatching the purse of a sleeping elderly woman in the Roxboro Wal-Mart last month is due in court Monday morning.

Roxboro police arrested Kenneth Lamont Vaughan, 42, of 1913 Morehead Ave. in Durham, after he was identified from security video from the store. In the video, a man is seen leaning over a sleeping Queen Walters, 76, looking around and then taking her purse.

Walters had been using a scooter to shop at the store, at 1049 Durham Road, when she became groggy from medication she was taking.

The thief made off with her keys, credit card, license, a significant amount of cash and medication.

Vaughan is charged with felony larceny from a person and was being held in the Person County jail on $1 million secured bond.

He is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. in District Court in Wake County.

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  • torchhappysean Sep 11, 2012

    Seeing people commit petty crimes like this reinforce my belief that we should institute caneing like Asian countries do....

  • Supie Sep 10, 2012

    good that the million dollar bail is a warning that this will be taken very seriously.. crime against elders is on rise and we need examples.

  • pappybigtuna1 Sep 10, 2012

    this is the worst kind of criminal, he has already proven he will steal from the weak, the unknown. He does not care

    What will be his next trick? Assult, murder, what?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 10, 2012

    work in a purse sweatshop in China for a year.

    Obamacare

    Not good. He don't deserve to travel. He need to repent his crime in the United States and not some foreign land.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 10, 2012

    I just don't understand how all these surrounding counties put these million dollar bonds on suspects when they commit a crime

    Because they know if they do, the criminals or family will not have the money for them to bond out on. This way, it will keep them locked up and off the streets.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 10, 2012

    Put him in prison for a while judge, for stealing from a senior. He should have to pay her something. Its a shame when young people of today, show no respect for the seniors/elderly. How are you as parents today, raising and instilling these things into your sons and daughters?

  • gonefishin0202 Sep 10, 2012

    this happened in person county,he lives in durham county..... why are they doing this in wake county?

  • Obamacare again Sep 10, 2012

    He should be sentenced to work in a purse sweatshop in China for a year.

  • doggypoos Sep 10, 2012

    I just don't understand how all these surrounding counties put these million dollar bonds on suspects when they commit a crime, but here in Durham it is always so low. For the same crimes and more violent crimes here in Durham county these guys get a slap on the wrist and is back on the street to commit more crimes not soon after they get out of jail. Guess that's why Durham has such a big tall new court house to move into huh?

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Sep 10, 2012

    This guy hasn't been executed yet? What a screwed up judicial system we have.

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