Suspect allegedly assaults woman while stealing purse

James Rebensdorf (Source: Brown County Sheriff's Office)
James Rebensdorf (Source: Brown County Sheriff's Office)

BROWN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A man is behind bars in Brown County after being arrested and charged with robbery.

Authorities say an alleged robbery took place on July 12 on Kincheloe Rd. near Georgetown in Ohio. The victim, a 36-year-old woman, told authorities she had given James Rebensdorf, 31, a ride to his home before he assaulted her while stealing her purse.

Deputies went to Rebensdorf's home to investigate on July 14, but the suspect fled on foot when they arrived. Rebensdorf was arrested and charged with robbery, a second degree felony, after a long search in a wooded area.

Rebensdorf remains in the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.

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