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James Dewayne Carter is wanted for forgery.

Hardin County Sheriff’s Department Top Five Most Wanted as of July 1:

James Dewayne Carter for Forgery — age 39, last known address was 8882 Harvard Drive in Lumberton

Gino Maybit Jr.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies found two men and one woman dead Sunday, June 30, after what appears to be a double murder and suicide at McFaddin Beach.

Deputies responded to several 911 calls in reference to a shooting in progress at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found three individuals had been shot, including the shooter. The victims were a man and woman; the shooter was a male adult. According to police, the shooter had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

James Dewayne Carter, Sladen David Sonnier and Ronnie Bill Faulk

The Hardin County Top Five Most Wanted for the week of June 24 are as follows (name, age, charge, last known address):

James Dewayne Carter, 39, Forgery, 8882 Harvard Drive, Lumberton

Justin Pufpaff, 18, Burglary Of A Habitation, 2606 Alexander Road, Silsbee


A cyclist was killed after a Jeep veered off the road and struck him in Vidor early Friday morning, June 28, 2013.


A dispute between developer David Gracedel and the city of Lumberton played out at a council meeting June 24 that ended with the council denying Gracedel’s request to be excluded from the requirement that he build sidewalks when constructing a new strip center.