Philadelphia Assault Suspect in Custody

A man wanted for assaulting a woman in Philadelphia, while she was making a donation to charity, is now behind bars.

Last week, 29-year-old Dawaskai Anderson was featured on one of our Crime Net reports.

Anderson was arrested in Norfolk, Va., Monday. He is wanted for allegedly stealing a woman's purse and then knocking her to the ground while she was taking clothes into the Baptist Center in Philadelphia in April 2009.

Authorities say Anderson is fighting extradition back to Mississippi.

"We're proud to know that he is in custody now and we will get him back to Mississippi, whether it be him via signing extradition or if we get a governor's warrant," said Sistrunk.

The chief said Sistrunk fled to Virginia to stay with relatives.


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