Nearly two years have passed since 28-year-old Marine veteran James Whitehead was fatally shot outside an Orange auto parts store by off-duty police Captain Robert Arnold, yet the legal battles surrounding the homicide are far from over. A financial settlement was tentatively awarded to the family this month, but the survivors said they would rather have justice than money.
The fourth annual Miss Jewel of the Forest Scholarship Pageant will be Sunday, June 24, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont. Come see gorgeous crowns, and beautiful trophies and awards! Every contestant receives a crown and sash.
Beaumont Police arrested Jose Chinchilla for two Capital Murder warrants at the French Road Apartments on Wednesday, June 20, at 1:40 p.m., the department said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. According to Officer Carol Riley, Beaumont Police worked with the US Marshall's from the time of the murders until Chinchilla was apprehended. Investigators received a Crime Stoppers Tip and Port Arthur PD was asked to assist.
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