COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) - Deputies in El Paso County, Colorado say they know who stole mementos belonging to an Illinois Airman killed in the line of duty. Brad Smith's family was traveling to a memorial service in his honor in Colorado when deputies say two men broke into their car and stole the items, including the dog tags he was wearing when he died.
Denard Thompson, 29, was arrested Friday, but police kept that quiet in hopes of recovering Smith's belongings. So far they haven't retrieved the goods. Thompson is charged with Theft by Receiving, First Degree Criminal Trespass, and Conspiracy to Commit Felony Theft. These charges carry a $3000 bond.
Deputies are still looking for another man, 22 year old Dwayne Boyd, in connection with the thefts.
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