WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - A Louisiana man accused of stealing a bible and donation money intended for a child fighting cancer is back in Mississippi to face charges.
Dontrell Smalls of LaPlace, Louisiana, was originally arrested back in September after an off-duty narcotics agent spotted him in the Waveland Walmart parking lot taking items from a vehicle that he did not arrive in. Bay St. Louis eventually arrested Smalls after a traffic stop, he was charged with misdemeanor charges, and posted bond at the Hancock County Jail shortly thereafter.
Waveland Police were able to contact the victim, who positively identified the stolen property, which included a Bible, purse, miscellaneous cards, and other property. The victim also told law enforcement officers a large sum of donation money was taken. It had been contained within an envelope with an attached flyer requesting assistance with medical bills for a child who was a cancer patient. The victim signed charges against Smalls for burglary of a vehicle, and the Waveland Municipal Court issued a warrant for Smalls.
This week, the 19-year-old try to gain access onto a military instillation in Louisiana. After a records check, he was taken to the Plaquemines Parish Jail, where Smalls signed a waiver of extradition.