The Beaumont Police Department reported on Friday, March 29, at about 11:15 p.m. officers responded to a residene in the 1800 block of Rivercrest in reference to a victim of a shooting. 

Their preliminary investigation showed a number of suspects fired shots near the residence with at least one round entering the residence and striking a 13-year-old victim inside the home. The victim was transported to a local hospital before being transferred to a Houston area hospital for treatment. 

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On Wednesday, March 27, a Beaumont burglary detective was contacted by a victim whose residence had been burglarized earlier this month. The victim told the detective she had found her stolen property listed for sale on Facebook. 

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During the March 27 meeting of the Orange County commissioners, it was decided to appoint former Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux to hold the vacant position through the 2020 election. Thibodeaux previously served as county judge for 20 years and retired after his term ended in January 2015. 

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Kelly Daws speaks with her lawyer

UPDATE: Kelly Daws has been found guilty and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.  

A trial is underway for 47-year-old Kelly Daws, who allegedly conspired with her boyfriend, 48-year- old Joal Riley, to murder her estranged husband, ex- Port Arthur Police Officer Jerry Daws. This trial comes after Riley was sentenced to serve seven years for aggravated assault in May 2018, stemming from the stabbing of Officer Daws in December 2016. 

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A Beaumont woman pleaded guilty for evading arrest and child endangerment after a June 17, 2018, incident.

According to Jefferson County District Attorney information, a Beaumont police officer responding to a call for service spotted Chelsea Batiste, 24, traveling in a Dodge Challenger “at a very high rate of speed.” The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, which resulted in Batiste fleeing from the officer through the residential neighborhoods.

Following a short pursuit, Batiste pulled into a store located on Grand Ave. and was taken into custody.

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