This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

Rhydan Bolton and Kristofer Garcia

UPDATE: Kristofer Garcia, 22, of Beaumont was found guilty of murder in the Jan. 19, 2015 shooting death of Rhydan Bolton, 19, a student at Lamar University. The jury later sentenced Garcia to 60 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine. 


Teresa Baker

Visual artist Teresa Baker will host a soft opening/fundraiser for her new downtown Beaumont project space, 215 Orleans, on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 7-10 p.m.

The opening will feature works on paper donated by more than 35 national and local artists, all priced at $50 each. Half of each sale will go to the contributing artist.

Luke Pell

Known for his stint on ABC’s reality hit television show The Bachelorette, Texas native Luke Pell is also a striving country musician who will perform at The Gig on Crockett Street on Thursday, Dec. 22, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $15 and can be purchased online at Pell, who is also a veteran and played football at Army, served 12 months in active combat in Afghanistan.

Stoney LaRue

Texas native Stoney LaRue is no stranger to Southeast Texas and the “Red Dirt” country music singer returns to Beaumont to play at the Backyard Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 17, with doors opening at 8 p.m. for ages 18 and older. Advance tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the venue or online at