By Associated Press - Saturday, August 22, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police have arrested a second suspect in the case of a 76-year-old woman who was robbed and punched in the face at the entrance of an Omaha church.

Larry Leggett, 20, of Omaha, was arrested Friday afternoon and remained jailed Saturday. He is charged in an arrest warrant with robbery.

Leggett tried to run from the back of a house when officers knocked at the front door, but surrendered when he saw officers out back, a police spokesman told The Omaha World-Herald (https://bit.ly/1ELrNq7 ).



Leggett’s arrest followed the Wednesday arrest of 22-year-old Wayman Clark, who is charged with robbery. Prosecutors say it was Clark who punched the woman.

Surveillance video shows the woman, of Johnston, Iowa, was reading the parish newsletter Sunday morning at the entrance of St. Cecilia Cathedral when two men approached her. One stole her purse and the other punched her in the face, causing the woman to hit her head against the side of a table as she fell down.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was in Omaha visiting a friend when the crime occurred, officials said.

Clark is being held on $50,000 cash bond and could not be reached for comment.

His mother, 53-year-old Charlean Clark of Omaha, also was arrested Wednesday and charged as an accessory for harboring a fugitive. She was released Friday on $5,000 bond. She could not be reached Saturday for comment.

The Rev. James Netusil, St. Cecilia’s parish priest, said the victim is doing well.

“She came back to the church Wednesday because she had never gotten inside,” he said. The woman, who was given a tour of the cathedral on Wednesday, has a black eye and a bruise on the side of her face where she hit the table, Netusil said.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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