Charges have been filed against a man who police arrested in connection with a car theft from a gas station parking lot in West Alton last month. 18-year-old Morocco Tompson-Bey is charged with felony stealing a motor vehicle. He allegedly took the car that was left running, unlocked and with a 2 year old in the back seat.
Police believe Tompson-Bey took the vehicle on August 23rd while the parents of the child were inside the convenience store. The car was found a few hours later in Jennings and the child was unharmed. Tompson-Bey is being held on 100-thousand-dollars bond.