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Sheriff Mitch Woods and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office proudly promoted four outstanding deputies at a ceremony on Feb. 5 subsequent to the retirement of one of their own, Major Brad Lowe.

Sheriff Mitch Woods stepped up to the podium and greeted the crowd of family, friends and fellow law enforcers, then requested that Pastor Randy G. Vaughn of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church stand to bless the ceremony.

"These are the things I do that I enjoy most," Woods said of the promotions.


The Beaumont Police has announced the Great Texas Warrant Round Up will begin in Jefferson County on Feb. 23 and run until March 1.

Several law enforcement agencies within Jefferson and Hardin Counties are joining forces to host the warrant round up to target citizens who have failed to resolve their violations. 

Officer Carol Riley said that anyone who does not take advantage of the 3-week grace period, starting Monday, Feb. 2, could face arrest anywhere including while driving, at home or even at his or her job.


Beaumont Police officers responded to a report of a shooting the evening of Feb. 5 that left a local resident with a wound to her thigh.

Robinson after his arrest in 2013 (left) and Nick Rosen

A 25-year-old Beaumont man was indicted for the 2013 murder of 22-year-old Nicholas Rosen of Bridge City, who was shot and killed in what police at the time called a drug deal gone bad. Derek Robinson, previously arrested for the murder in May 2013 but later released, was criminally indicted on Feb. 4 and transported to the Jefferson County Jail on Feb. 5, reports the Beaumont Police Department.


Police in Orange are searching for a suspect involved in an aggravated robbery on Feb. 4.

According to a news release from OPD, on Feb. 4 at 11:00 p.m., officers with the Orange Police Department were dispatched to 1402 16th Street, Star Stop # 3, in reference to an aggravated robbery. The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a hoodie style jacket and a dark ski mask, brandishing a pistol.