Red Oak purse-snatcher identified, remains at large

 Red Oak, TX - On 12/20/2018, the Red Oak Police Department released the following video of a purse-snatcher that we were attempting to identify.  The suspect subsequently attempted to use one of the victim's credit cards at the Target & DTLR in the Wheatland Town Crossing shopping center in Dallas, TX.

Through additional investigation, the suspect in the video has now been identified as Harvey Glenn Sowels II. Birthdate Aug. 31, 1993.thief

On Dec. 27, 2018, the Red Oak Police Department Criminal Investigative Division obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Sowels for his alleged involvement in the offense(s) of Theft of Property less than $2500 with two previous convictions.

Mr. Sowels currently remains at large with an active arrest warrant. 

Anyone with information to Mr. Sowels location should contact the Red Oak Police Department at 972-775-3333. If anyone has additional information, please contact Sgt. Gary Dollar at 469-218-7710 or

Media Point of Contact: Lt. Marc Schroeder 

Main Phone Line: 469-218-7708 

Source: Ellis County Press