Suspect in assault, robbery of senior citizen arrested

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DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A suspect accused of assaulting and stealing the wallet of a 79-year-old man has been arrested after a chase in Virginia.

News outlets report Danville police took 43-year-old Jessie Jones into custody Thursday. Danville police said in a news release the 79-year-old was assaulted and robbed at Walmart. He was hospitalized for minor injuries.

Police identified Jones and his vehicle from the store's surveillance video.

Officers found Jones at a house in Danville. Police say he began to run away when they approached. He was captured after a short foot chase.

Jones is being held in the Danville City Jail without bond. Police say he had an outstanding probation violation and is charged with robbery.

It's unclear whether Jones had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

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