James, who has spent the past 2 on the streets after he dropped out of college with a major debt.
James had inherited $800,000 without knowing it — and his familiarity with the local law helped him to claim it.
Davis (LAPD) had cited James 6 times over the years for various minor offenses, including drinking in public.
James was taken to jail for outstanding warrants.
But then Thomas (brother) told authorities about the inheritance — and asked Davis to help get his brother back to Ohio — and his new life of wealth. Davis asked city Prosecutor Tom Reeves to arrange for Kent’s early release.
Before leaving Long Beach on a Greyhound bus late Thursday, James said he felt “great” and that he looked forward to seeing his Brother who he loved with whole his hart.
When asked what he planned to do with the money, James said, “pay off his college dept, get his life back together and eat some steak.”