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An immate at the Jefferson County Jail died in custody, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Captain Crystal Holmes, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine what caused the 70-year-old man's death. 

In a news release, Capt. Holmes indicated that an inmate in the medical infirmary reported that his bunk mate was unresponsive at about 6:30 a.m. June 4. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS. They continued CPR until EMS arrived and took over. The inmate was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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On June 1, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit (SCU) concluded a year-long investigation by executing a narcotics search warrant in the 13000 block of Bethel Court in Santa Fe, Texas, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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A silo that has been smoldering for months at German Pellets in Port Arthur collapsed in the early morning hours of June 4, city of Port Arthur spokesperson Risa Carpenter stated in a news release.

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On June 1, just before 9 p.m., Beaumont Emergency Services responded to a scene of a vehicle crash, Beaumont Fire Department Captain Jimmy Blanchard reported.

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On Friday, June 2, at 10:28 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a residence in the 1700 block of Leight Street, in reference to receiving a call that a deceased person was inside, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release. 

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