A couple arrested in connection with the Nov. 1 murder of Whitehaven pastor Rev. Don Smith apparently were joyriding in the pastor’s stolen 2010 Buick Lacrosse in days after the pastor’s killing.
The Greenville, Mississippi couple also posted their adventures all over social media.
Lashonda Williams, 24, and Roger Reed Jr., 23, were arrested Nov. 5 some 150 miles south of Memphis and were charged with first degree murder and aggravated robbery.
The photos Williams and Reed took inside of the pastor’s stolen car are disturbing. The two seem carefree and happy a day after Rev. Smith’s body was found shot to death on the side of a road.
Even their arresting officers are shocked at their callousness.
“It just shows how egregious this crime is, you know, that some people, their conscience doesn’t bother them,” said Greenville, Miss., Assistant Chief of Police Delando Wilson. “They have been suspected of a heinous crime. To joyride in the victim’s vehicle is pretty heartless.”
Greenville Police confirms the Facebook photos show Williams and her boyfriend Reed posing inside the pastor’s stolen Lacrosse. One of the selfies posted shows the two even kissing. Some of the photos were taken Nov. 2, a day after the the pastor’s body was found shot to death along a pond in Hickory Hill.
The couple was caught in the stolen car after a brief chase in Greenvile four days later.