The News

Jakarius Wilson

Wednesday, June 13, at 3:55 a.m., a Beaumont police officer was patrolling the 2300 block of North 21st Street when he saw two males burglarizing a white Dodge Ram pickup truck. Both males attempted to flee but the officer was able to catch Jakarius Wilson, a 17-year-old Beaumont resident. The second male was not apprehended. He is a black male, approximately 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds. He was wearing red shorts and may go by the name “Trey.”

Jakarius was transported to Jefferson County Jail and booked in for burglary of a vehicle.

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Jose Antonio Quiroga, Baytown Police Department

Baytown’s Jose Quiroga, 42, pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations that allege he conspired to bring drugs to Beaumont and neighboring states on Tuesday, June 12, according to information from the office of U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown.

Information presented in court and provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office showed that Quiroga served as a narcotics and bulk currency courier for a drug trafficking organization led by Eugenio Cerda. 

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Brandon Devillier

From the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office:

Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that Brandon Devillier, 35, of Groves, pled guilty to Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child. Judge John B. Stevens, Jr., followed the plea agreement between the State and Devillier and sentenced Devillier to 35 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Police caught and arrested a third suspect June 8 in relation to the May 9 murder of Nederland resident Michael Legg, Chief Gary Porter reports. 

Officers investigating an alert from a Ring security system at a residence on Beauxart Garden Road May 9 found 40-year-old Michael Legg deceased at a neighboring home, determined by police to be the result of foul play. The Ring video supplied by the caller reporting the alert showed two distinctly male figures creeping across the porch of the home where the camera was installed. 

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A tank fire in an industrial complex on Highland Ave. was caused by a lightning strike Sunday, May 10. 

Around 11:45 a.m. Beaumont Fire dispatch received a call about the tank fire. When the fire units arrived they noticed that the fire was coming from a vent towards the top of the tank. After cooling it with water it was decided to allow the fire to burn itself out. After roughly an hour and 15 minutes the fire was declared under control. 

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