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Local man charged for purse theft at Indian Lake bar

Michael AnsleyA local man was arrested on multiple counts after he stole a purse from a female patron at The Landing Tavern, 235 East Main Street, Russells Point, early Saturday morning.

The Washington Township Police Department reports that Michael Ansley, 43, of 7350 West Street, Russells Point, took the purse after helping the woman with her coat.

An off-duty police officer running on State Route 366 near the spillway recovered several items from the victim's purse, including her driver's license and credit card.

Video surveillance from the bar showed Ansley taking the purse.

Items from the purse were also found at his residence.

Ansley was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with felony theft of a credit card and petty theft.

He was lodged in the Logan County Jail.

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