Second suspect arrested in violent McDonald's purse robbery

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Woman wanted for purse robbery at a McDonald's in Okeechobee. (Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office)

A second suspect has been arrested in connection to a violent purse robbery at a McDonald's in Okeechobee.

The sheriff's office arrested 45-year-old Christina Alexis Stratton. She's the wife of suspect Charles Stratton Jr.

On Dec. 6, investigators said Mr. Stratton grabbed a 76-year-old woman's purse inside the restaurant, ran outside and hopped into a minivan to drive away. Mrs. Stratton was a passenger in the minivan, and when Stratton pulled away, he dragged the woman in the parking lot before running her over. The incident was caught on camera.

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Mr. Stratton told investigators he stole the cash to buy crack cocaine.

Christina Stratton is being held on warrants for robbery by sudden snatching, grand theft and aggravated battery with a motor vehicle.