29 December 2008

jena 6 ringleader mychal bell in trouble again

MONROE, La. (AP) — One of the youths known as the "Jena Six" was arrested Christmas Eve and booked on a shoplifting charge.

Police say 18-year-old Mychal Bell was freed on $1,300 bond after his arrest at a Monroe mall.

Bell allegedly tried to steal shirts from a department store and fled when a security guard and off-duty police officer tried to detain him. Bell also was booked on a charge of simple battery because he allegedly struck the security guard with an elbow. ~ read more

UPDATE: gannett/monroe news star via louisiana now:

Bell, 18, who lists his current address as 109 Grayling Lane, Monroe, is free on bond following a Christmas Eve arrest on multiple charges, including shoplifting, resisting arrest and simple battery, related to an incident at Dillard’s in Pecanland Mall. ~ read more

UPDATE: gannett/town talk: mychal bell shoots self in chest

UPDATE: click here to download the monroe, la. police department offense reports for the attempt suicide/overdose and theft/poss.of stolen things. four page .pdf [747 kb]
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