Maryville (WVLT) Charges have been filed against a Blount county man, accused of grabbing a Maryville woman by the throat and wrestling her for her purse.
Authorities say the attempted purse snatching happened Saturday in the Thunderworld parking lot.
Jake Gordon, 36 of Maryville is in the Blount County Jail.
He's charged with two counts of attempted robbery.
Maryville Investigator Captain Mike Johnston says he does not believe Gordon was involved in similar purse snatchings in Knox and Loudon counties.
The 46-year-old victim was injured during the incident, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Gordon is expected in court for a preliminary hearing on September 14th at 9 am.
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