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Antoine Bohanan

The month of October is nationally declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which was first observed in 1987, and it stands as a time to not only mourn domestic violence, but also actively combat it. Right now part of the battle is in the courts. When the grand jury issued indictments  last week, multiple cases of alleged domestic violence were among them. Antoine Joel Bohanon, Lashon Bourgeois and Daviun Julien were three of the individuals indicted in Jefferson County for three separate alleged incidents. 

The case of Antoine Bohanon

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At approximately 9:16 p.m. on Oct. 12, Port Arthur Police responded to  a report of a robbery at 1039 Ninth Ave.    

According to a statement from PAPD, officers responded and discovered that two subjects had entered the business armed with handguns and robbed the clerk. The subjects fled with an unknown amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident. The incident is being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division.

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At 1:34 p.m. on Oct. 12, officers responded to the 700 block of San Jacinto in reference to a female that called and said she had just been shot. Upon arrival, witnesses told officers the victim and suspect were still in the residence.

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A 43-year-old Beaumont woman has been sentenced for her part in a conspiracy targeting federal inmates and their families in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Oct. 12.

Tanya L. Richard pleaded guilty on June 14 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Richard was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $166,250.

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Oct. 11, a man shot through the door of the Dollar General on FM 1442 near I-10, as employees barricaded themselves in another room of the store. The man entered the store but fled shortly thereafter. Video showed the man wearing a mask and a camo shirt, a pistol in one hand and some sort of blunt object in his other hand. 

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