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Two arrested after an attempted robbery at Walmart

OCEAN SPRINGS - Two men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a woman outside the U.S. 90 Walmart, during which the woman pulled a .380-caliber handgun out of her purse to scare the suspects off, Police Lt. John Flowers said.

The suspect were identified as Donald James Peckinpaugh, a homeless man formally of Ocean Springs, and Vernon Dale Rowe, a homeless man formally a resident of the state of Missouri. Both were picked up at the Imperial Hotel today. The incident occurred Wednesday night.

No one was injured.

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