The Port Arthur Police Department responded to a wreck in the 6100 block of West Port Arthur Road around 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. 

According to department information, arriving officers found both drivers died in the wreck. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The drivers were identified as Arron Breed, 48, of Port Arthur and Mark Anthony, 47, of Port Acres.

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A felony indictment of tampering with a governmental record against Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was dismissed following a hearing in the 344th Judicial District Court on Thursday, Feb. 22.

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The Beaumont Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on Friday, Feb. 22, at about 3 a.m. The caller said the vehicle was possibly casing the parking lot of the Comfort Suites on Walden Road. Officers quickly arrived and located a black male juvenile exiting the window of a vehicle and quickly detained him. Several suspects were seen exitinga  stolen grey Volkswagen Jetta close by, fleeing on foot. 

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On Friday, Feb. 22, two separate incidents caused Oak Forest Elementary to locked down and Mauriceville Elementary to initiate a lockout temporarily.

Vidor Independent School District announced the elementary was placed on lockdown because of two suspicious individuals were spotted walking on district property. The school went into a precautionary lockdown as seccurity and law enforcement investigated. The two were arrested on outstanding warrants and the lockdown was lifted.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Wednesday, Jan. 20, that Shane Gotte, 50, was sentenced to an additional 50 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Based on a plea agreement between Gotte and the state, he was previously sentenced to 60 years on another charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, 20 years for three charges of indecency with a child by contact, 20 years for three charges of promotion of child pornography and 10 years for one charge of indecency with a child by exposure.

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