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Couple wanted for Lowcountry robbery, Ga. murder arrested in Tenn.

The couple suspected of multiple purse snatchings and a murder were arrested in Manchester, Tennessee The couple suspected of multiple purse snatchings and a murder were arrested in Manchester, Tennessee
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Police say two people accused of snatching a woman's purse and fatally striking her with a car in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart have been arrested.
    
Covington Police Capt. Craig Treadwell said during a press conference Sunday that 27-year-old Brandon Shawn Smith and 37-year-old Stephanie Marie Rodriguez have been arrested in Manchester, Tennessee.

On Nov. 10 at a St. George Family Dollar Store an elderly woman was walking toward the store when the female suspect approached, put what looked like a silver handgun to the victim's head and grabbed her purse. As she struggled with the suspected robber, the victim heard a click against her head, sounding like the suspect pulled the trigger.

The gun did not fire, a news release states. Video showed the victim continuing to struggle with the suspect.

The two are also accused of repeatedly running over Marsha Johnson in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store in Covington, Georgia Nov. 16 and fleeing the scene

Treadwell says the pair could be responsible for up to 10 purse snatchings and robberies throughout the Southeast.
    
Treadwell says police tracked Smith and Rodriguez to Tennessee and the two were arrested during a traffic stop.
    
The two are charged with felony murder in Johnson's death.

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