Media Advisory                                              

For Immediate Release
June 2, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Public Information Officer
(850) 651-7420

Purse Snatching Arrests

  An investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office has resulted in the arrest of two individuals for snatching a victimís purse in the parking lot of Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 15017 Emerald Coast Parkway , Destin. 

Monique Melissa Mills, age 29 (1-26-76), of 211 Starfish Road , Mary Esther and Michael Wayne Schoolcraft, age 46 (5-6-58), also of 211 Starfish Road are both being charged for Robbery by Sudden Snatching and Theft.

A description of the vehicle was given by the victim when the incident occurred.  Five days later the vehicle was located by a deputy at the suspects address.  Contact was made with Mills and Schoolcraft where Mills admitted to snatching two purses from the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Destin and Fort Walton Beach while Schoolcraft was driving.

Misdemeanor charges are also pending.