3 Charged In Robbery, Assault Of 91-Year-Old Woman

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Two men and a boy have been charged Tuesday in connection to a Dec. 9 incident in St. Paul where a 91-year-old woman was knocked down and dragged by a robber who stole her purse, according to the Ramsey County Attorney.

Ramsey County Attorny Susan Gaertner says 18-year-old Javaunte Johnson, 20-year-old Draveetray Williams and a 15-year-old boy, all from St. Paul, were charged with aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery. Gaertner says prosecutors are seeking to have the boy tried as an adult.

“This was a brutal robbery of a defenseless elderly victim,” said Gaertner. “It is sad and outrageous that such a crime would be committed.”

According to the criminal complaint, the 15-year-old boy knocked down the elderly woman in a drug store entryway and dragged her out to the sidewalk before grabbing her purse and fleeing. He was allegedly picked up by a truck driven by Williams.

The boy was arrested on Dec. 15 and, according to the complaint, told police that he gave money from the victim’s purse to Johnson.

  • mwern

    Stories like this make me sick! Get a JOB and work for your money like the rest of us. FLIPPEN LOSER’S!
    I’m hoping they’ll be sitting in jail for the Holidays – Oh wait, I’m sure they have no concept of the Bible to even know why we celebrate Christmas.

  • pat

    the charges should be greater, a fall for a 91 year old woman could be fatal. What a brutal and frightening event in her life. We are certainlly creating village of thugs in our society today.

  • JKB

    Absolutely right Pat. Instead of robbery and assualt they could have been looking at murder! BLAME th eparents for the fantac job they did of raising these thugs, theyve been GREAT role models! I hope she doesnt suffer any long term fears because of this incident. God, THINK before you do these stupid acts!!!

  • red

    Losers get a life! Taking advantage of a innocent eldely lady, she likely she is alive or didn’t break a hip.

  • red

    If i could spell lucky, sorry

  • red

    If i could spell correctly I mean lucky sorry

  • Pat

    JKB of course you are right, it is ultimately the parents fault for these thugs. I was trying to tweak the “It takes a village” belief system. I think now the village needs to bring on the harshest judgment it can. When our most defensless citizens are seen as prey society has a real problem.

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