The News

On Sept. 16, at about 1:30 p.m., officers with the Port Arthur Police Department responded to the Tiger Mart located at 8149 Ninth Ave. in reference to a subject with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Officers arrived and found the victim in the parking lot of the business. Inside the store, officers located a suspect in the shooting. He was taken into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition. The suspect was identified as Demonte Thomas, 22. 


The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for a man accused of aggravated sexual assault of a child who has been on the lam for the last year-and-a-half.

JCSO reported 38-year-old Jose Ramos was last known to live in Port Neches and has been at large for more than 18 months. Ramos is 5-foot-3-inches and about 140 pounds.