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A woman was found allegedly shot by her boyfriend shortly after midnight Thursday, Dec. 6, in the 2400 block of Julian Drive, according to a statement from Port Arthur Police. 

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One year after Texas' highest criminal court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, made a final determination to overturn Kelvin Roy's murder conviction in the 2014 death of 16-year-old Alexandria "Lexy" Bertrand, Roy again appeared before Judge Dennis Powell for a second trial. Roy was found guilty of murder a second time on Dec. 5, and on Dec. 6, the Orange County jury sentenced Roy to 80 years in prison.  Roy's original conviction was overturned Dec.

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A Jefferson County grand jury returned indictments against Danyell Seawright, 17, of Lufkin, in the shooting death of Olajuwon Vaughns on Wednesday, Dec. 5.According to the probable cause affidavit, Beaumont police officers responded to Autumn Oaks apartments on Eastex Freeway on July 24. Upon their arrival, they found 23-year-old Vaughns suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. Responding Beaumont EMS pronounced Vaughns dead at the scene.

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An 18-year-old Port Arthur man has been indicted for murder Dec. 5 related to the March 4 shooting death of 18-year-old Kevonn J. Washington.

Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) arrested James Earl Holloway Nov. 13 and charged him with Washington’s murder. Washington was found deceased at the Lakeview Palms Apartments, located at 5200 Gulfway Dr., having suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

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At approximately 10 p.m., on Nov. 30, in Jefferson County, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper attempted to stop a Subaru passenger vehicle on Interstate 10 for a traffic violation when the driver fled from law enforcement.

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