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2 Charged After Police Say Gun Used In Berea Purse-Snatching

Posted at 12:13 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 12:13:17-05

BEREA, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police have charged two Berea residents after authorities say a gun was fired during a purse-snatching.

Authorities charged 69-year-old Steven Gerlaugh and 47-year-old Nancy Gerlaugh on Thursday.

Police say Steven Gerlaugh fired a gun in the direction of the alleged victim during the incident.

Authorities apprehended the pair a short time later and said an 8-year-old child was with them at that time.

Officials charged both with first-degree robbery and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Steven Gerlaugh also is charged with wanton endangerment.