A man who was found guilty in March of indecency with a child by exposure by a Jefferson County jury was sentenced to 15 years incarceration on May 6 by Judge John Stevens.

Information presented by the district attorney's office showed Juan Manuel Alameda Fernandez, 57, had exposed himself to two girls, ages 9 and 12, on June 25, 2018, as the girls attempted to catch a stray cat in a neighboring yard. The two heard Fernandez call to them from inside his bedroom window. When the looked, they saw Fernandez naked and masturbating while making eye contact with them. 

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Following a two month investigation, the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Forcce conducted a narcotics operation that netted two arrests and 600 grams of meth.

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The Port Arthur Police Department was dispatched to the Turtle Creek Apartments in reference to a reported stabbing. 

Upon arrival, officers found a suspect went to the female victim's apartment and confronted her about another male being inside her home. It was reported that he forcefully pushed her against a wall while wielding a knife. During the altercation, the victim was cut with the knife and sustained a small laceration to the arm. 

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On May 6, at about 2:30 a.m., Beaumont police officers responded to a single vehicle crash in the 2300 block of Interstate 10 eastbound service road. A responding officer found a vehicle in the grass in front of Coastal Welding Supply and inside located two small children in the back seat crying. The female driver was deceased on the scene. The officer took the children to a safe location until EMS arrived and took over care.

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A former senior correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont was indicted May 1 on charges that he used unlawful force on an inmate and then submitted a false incident report.

According to the indictment, Tavoris Bottley, 33, was working at the complex on June 8, 2017, when he assaulted an inmate by punching the inmate in the head three times. The defendant then allegedly submitted an incident report that omitted these punches and falsely cited the inmate for attempting to assault staff.

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