As Martha Menefield was being taken into custody, one of the officers was heard laughing on bodycam video obtained by TMZ. The chuckle appeared to be an authentic reaction to the nonsensical nature of the arrest that was required by law. Authorities claim multiple attempts were made to contact her to pay the bill. An arrest warrant was issued after she didn’t appear in court for a citation two months prior.
Menefield was charged with failure to pay solid waste fees.
Trae tha Truth told TMZ that witnessing what happened to Martha led to the two striking up a friendship, and after visiting her Alabama home, he knew she was in dire need of repairs. While she admittedly would have been content with a recliner that included a cup holder, the notably philanthropic artist wanted to go the extra mile for her.
Trae partnered with BEL Furniture for $15,000 worth of furnishings, including a queen size bed, full couch with several recliners, and dressers. Renovations were made to practically every room in the house, with more to come. The 42-year-old MC is looking to work with a company that can help repair the foundation of her home, provide her residence with central heat and air conditioning, and eventually get her a car.
Menefield doesn’t know how Trae came into her life, but considers his presence to be a blessing.
Trae tha Truth headed to Mississippi over the weekend to assist people hit by brutal tornadoes and storms.
“At least 27 tornadoes were reported across five states—Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee,” writes ABC 13. “Officials said at least 22 people died in Mississippi, where one long-track twister left a trail of destruction for about 59 miles.”
In one of his social media posts chronicling the devastation he witnessed, Trae wrote, “This is some of the worst damage I’ve seen in life, most lost completely everything, homes left completely vanished, they will have to damn near rebuild a whole town!!”