The News

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office has charged 55-year-old Kevin Byerly for the death of Candice McKee, who went missing early Monday morning, March 4. 

According to information from the county, McKee was rreported missing by her husband after she failed to show up for her shift at her job at Family Dollar in Buna. Her burned vehicle was found a short time later and a search for McKee began. 

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A teen who reported to a local emergency center for treatment of a gunshot wound told police he shot himself in the foot accidentally, reports the Pinehurst Police Department. 

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Following the Wednesday, Feb. 27, death of Desmond Nixon at a residence on Picadilly Lane, three warrants were issued for suspects in the crime. Following the announcement of the warrants, the suspects turned themselves into the Beaumont Police Department.

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The Port Arthur Police Department responded to the Park Central Apartments on Saturday, March 2, in reference to a robbery just after 8 a.m.

According to their investigation, three black males entered an aprtment where the victim was asleep by an unlocked back door. During the robbery, the suspects physically restrained the victim down while they took his property. The victim received minor injuries and gave a description of the suspects, as well as the property stolen from him.

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A Jefferson County grand jury handed up an indictment against three Beaumont residents for deadly conduct after uploading a live video to Facebook.

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