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UPDATE: Robert Lee Durant is now behind bars.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Fugitive Warrant Division worked through the evening and located Durant hiding in a residence in Beaumont’s North end. Durant was taken into custody without incident, and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who escaped custody while at Drug Impact Court on Monday, May 15, and injured an officer, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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Police investigating a possible stabbing arrested a bat-wielding suspect who allegedly beat a man and killed a dog during a violent episode at an apartment complex in Orange, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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Texas Department of Transportation representatives surprised five Nederland High School students with a $1,500 check benefiting Operation Graduation for winning first place in a contest that challenged participants to make the best public service announcement (PSA).

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The city of Port Arthur and the Port Arthur Police Department have placed two officers on administrative leave "pending the results of an adminstrative investigation," city spokesperspon Risa Carpenter revealed in a news release Monday, May 15. No other details have been released. 

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Deputies have arrested three suspects related to the May 8 kidnapping and burglary of Orange attorney Jim Sharon Bearden Jr., reported Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Captain Cliff Hargrave. 

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