The Examiner had the unique and exciting opportunity Friday, Oct. 17, to visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation Houston Division office and speak to new Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner. FBI Director James B. Comey named Turner SAC of the Houston Division in July. The Houston field office covers 40 counties and includes five satellite offices, known as resident agencies; Beaumont is one of them.

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More than 60 officers from the Beaumont Police Department, the Port Arthur Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies were dispatched Wednesday, Oct. 29, to serve search and arrest warrants at five local gaming rooms and the home of the head of those establishments, who is alleged to have committed felony acts in connection to ongoing criminal enterprises.

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Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randall L. Fluke and Christopher T. Tortorice secured a nearly 20 year prison sentence for Ronald Seabridge Sr., the 60-year-old owner of Lumberton’s Brass Dragon Karate, who was found guilty by a jury Feb. 27, 2014, of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.

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UPDATE: Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies report on Oct. 29 that Kendrick Leron Malbrough has been apprehended.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating a suspect they are calling a "dangerous wanted fugitive."

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Leaders of CommunityBank made their rounds around Beaumont with fat checks for local charitable organizations in an effort to give back to the community that they say has supported their business throughout the years.

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