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2 Malcolm X descendants accused of truck theft, dog abuse

  • This Jan. 26, 2017 booking photo provided by Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office shows Malikah Shabazz in La Plata, Md. Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, and her daughter Bettih Shabazz, are charged with stealing a rental truck that was carrying seven pit bulls in what police say were inhumane conditions. Malikah Shabazz is also charged with animal cruelty. (Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office via AP)

    This Jan. 26, 2017 booking photo provided by Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office shows Malikah Shabazz in La Plata, Md. Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X, and her daughter Bettih Shabazz, are charged with stealing a rental truck that was carrying seven pit bulls in what police say were inhumane conditions. Malikah Shabazz is also charged with animal cruelty. (Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This Jan. 26, 2017 booking photo provided by Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office shows Bettih Shabazz in La Plata, Md. Shabazz, the granddaughter of Malcolm X, and her mother Malikah Shabazz, are charged with stealing a rental truck that was carrying seven pit bulls in what police say were inhumane conditions. Malikah Shabazz is also charged with animal cruelty. (Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office via AP)

    This Jan. 26, 2017 booking photo provided by Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office shows Bettih Shabazz in La Plata, Md. Shabazz, the granddaughter of Malcolm X, and her mother Malikah Shabazz, are charged with stealing a rental truck that was carrying seven pit bulls in what police say were inhumane conditions. Malikah Shabazz is also charged with animal cruelty. (Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police in southern Maryland say a daughter and granddaughter of black Muslim leader Malcolm X are charged with stealing a rental truck that was found carrying seven pit bulls in what police describe as inhumane conditions.

Charles County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Janelle Love said Friday that 51-year-old Malikah Shabazz and her 19-year-old daughter Bettih (BET'-eh) Shabazz were arrested Wednesday night in a Wal-Mart parking lot in La Plata.

Malikah also faces seven charges of animal cruelty. Love says the dogs were in stacked crates, and some were injured.

She says the truck was reported stolen earlier Wednesday to Vermont State Police.

Both women gave New Hampshire addresses. They've been released after posting $2,000 bond.

No defense attorneys are listed in court records.

The arrests were first reported Friday by TMZ.