The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and sheriff's helicopter, along with Beaumont Police Department K9 and Port Arthur Police K9, were involved in a man hunt this morning, Monday, December 7, 2015.
Emotions ran high as family and friends of murder victim Marcus “Big Country” Senegal waited for an outcome in the trial of a 22-year-old man accused of the crime alongside the defendant’s supporters, who showed up in numbers the first week of December. After days of testimony, it took roughly four hours Dec. 6 for the jury to convict defendant Keenan “Cheese” Anderson on one count of murder.
District Attorney Bob Wortham has announced that a jury of the Drug Impact Court has found Anthony Joe Bendy guilty of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) in an amount of at least 1 gram and less than 4 grams.
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