The News

Jonathan Demond Patton

A 25-year-old Beaumont man Jonathan Demond Patton has pleaded guilty to the federal violation of carjacking resulting in death.

Two of three suspects in Orange robbery

Police in Orange are searching for three suspects who robbed a Verizon Wireless Store on Strickland Aug. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

In a news release, OPD stated three unknown men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the store at a little after 8 p.m. They reportedly got away with several brand new iPhones and fled in a gray or silver, four-door car.

Police report no one was injured in the robbery.


A disabled man reported missing from his group home in west-end Beaumont last weekend was found safe.

Beaumont Police Officers were summoned shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 to the 9100 block of Landis Drive, where a mentally handicapped man turned up missing after reportedly walking away from his health care facility.

Mark Hilton

In an attempt to arrest a wanted man who escaped from his custody, a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy suffered a broken arm.

Kelly Meadows, Stay and Play coordinator, and Rebecca Patterson, Kiwanis

The expansion of a playground designed for special needs students at Little Cypress Intermediate recently got a $600 boost from the Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas.

The Stay and Play Recreational Area, a fully inclusive playground, is currently a 40x40 foot area for both safety and comfort of special needs students. The expansion will add an additional 16 feet of play area and will allow for a raised grass pad level with a rubberized cushioned surface, creating a smooth transition for wheelchairs and walkers.