|A bar surveillance camera shows Cornealious Michael Anderson on November 16, 2014.|
In the very early hours of November 16, 2014, Cornealious Michael Anderson III was arrested in downtown St. Louis, accused of stealing a woman's purse near the corner of Fourth and Gratiot streets. Not many purse-snatchings make the news, but this one was different. Anderson gained international media attention last spring when a judge freed him from prison after the state of Missouri incarcerated him thirteen years late on a burglary charge from 1999 (a quick refresher on that later).
After his November arrest, Anderson's father told Riverfront Times that both his son and his son's wife were at a birthday party with about 40 coworkers on the night of the incident. Anderson's attorney, Patrick Megaro, said he was "completely confident it'll be completely exonerated."
On November 18, 2014, Riverfront Times went to the last bar that Anderson was in to view the security footage. We took several still photos of that footage. Then last week, Riverfront Times received a "Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum" commanding us to turn over those photos. Because of that, we've decided to make them public for anyone to see.More »