Purse snatcher turns out to be murder suspect


SPOKANE, Wash. (KHQ) – A Good Samaritan who chased down a purse snatcher later learned the man was also a suspected killer. 

Jason Wright was grocery shopping in Spokane, Washington Tuesday when he saw a man snatch a woman’s purse and then run out of the store. 

Without thinking, Jason dropped everything and took off after him. The man threw the purse in the air before getting into a car and taking off. 

When deputies responded to the attempted theft of the purse, the suspect matched the general description of 28-year-old Joseph Scheel, who was later arrested and charged in connection to a homicide at a Spokane apartment complex. 

Scheel is now facing first-degree murder charges and has a bond set at $100,000. 

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