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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced May 23 in a release that Joe Mitchell Carry Jr., 36, of Beaumont was sentenced to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the May 2, 2015, aggravated assault of a Beaumont couple.

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The outside, eastbound lane of I-10 from FM 1136 to SH 62 in Orange County will be closed tonight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for concrete repair, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one dead in the 3300 block of West FM 517, between Dickinson and Alvin City limits, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County accepted a jury verdict and sentenced John Toran, 40, to 25 years in prison on May 22, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham.

Information presented in court indicates that on April 5, 2016, Beaumont Police Officers R. Dommert and C. Wier were conducting a routine traffic stop in Beaumont. John Toran, the defendant, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Pursuant to a consensual search of the vehicle, the officers discovered 34 grams of concealed cocaine. 

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On May 21 at about 1:30 a.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call near Broussard Road and Toomey Road in Vinton in reference to a shooting, the department said in a release.

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