An attack against a 76-year-old woman inside a church last Sunday went viral, and now cops in Omaha, Nebraska say they’ve closed in on one of the two suspects.
WOWT reports that a felony warrant was issued earlier this week for 22-year-old Wayman Clark.
The victim was standing in the vestibule area at St. Cecillia’s Cathedral to pick up a pamphlet when she was ambushed around 11 a.m. Reports say one suspect emerged to snatch her purse and the other beat her down. As the elderly woman fell to the ground, she hit her head against the table. Help was called and she was transported to the hospital. The victim is expected to survive.
The video shows the attackers making a run for it on foot.
As for the church, Father Michael Gutgsell spoke out to WOWT, saying, “Of course it’s shocking because we haven’t had anything like that here – at least not in 10 years. And so obviously we prayed for her the next two masses and parishioners are now concerned.”
The video yielded solid clues for investigators. In fact, the Omaha police gang unit scanned the contents closely and eventually recognized Clark, which is how they were able to issue the arrest warrant.
Clark wasn’t the only person arrested — the report notes that his mother, 53-year-old Charlean Clark, was also arrested for allegedly harboring a fugitive.
As of now, police say a second suspect is still wanted, but they do not know the person’s identity. If you have any information, please contact CrimeStoppers directly: 402.444.STOP.
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