Two additional suspects arrested after Freeman HS purse theft

KREM 2's Lindsay Nadrich has the latest on the arrests of two people who stole a purse from the car of a parent who had rushed to Freeman HS to see if their child was ok after a school shooting.

SPOKANE, Wash.—Two additional suspects will face charges after being accused of stealing a purse from a parent's car during the Freeman High School fatal shooting and going on a spending spree.

Reports said Renee Mann, 37, was charged with identity theft, theft, and forgery.

Officials said a man named Larry "JR" Flett, 39, was also arrested in connection with the purse theft and is facing several felony charges.

The two women were caught on surveillance video after the theft going on a $36,000 shopping spree with stolen credit cards from the parent's purse. 

Nicole Jensen, the third suspect, was arrested in connection to the crime earlier this week, and made her first court appearance on Tuesday.

Officials said the purse was stolen while the parent parked on Highway 27 to rush to the high school to find her daughter after the fatal shooting.

Court documents obtained on Wednesday revealed the three suspects had been traveling together after going to the Coeur d'Alene Casino when they stopped near Freeman High School. Mann told investigators that Jensen stopped the car, and they walked toward the school to see what happened. 

She said they got back in the car and stopped further up the road, when she saw Jensen and Flett exit the car and come back with a purse, according to court documents. She said they went to stores back in Spokane and spent hundreds of dollars on the victims credit and debit cards. 

Mann faces eight counts of second degree theft, as well as identity theft second degree, forgery and theft third degree.

Flett faces eight counts of theft, as well as a vehicle prowling charge and a theft in the third degree charge.

Jensen faces eight counts of second degree theft, one count of third degree theft and another of vehicle prowling. Jensen, according to court documents, also faces a drug charge for possession of cocaine. 

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