The News

Mica Distefano

A Nederland man is in jail for allegedly dousing another man with gasoline and setting him on fire.


The search is still ongoing for a teen who went missing sometime overnight on Jan. 6 from his grandparents' home in Lumberton.

Police are searching for 14-year-old John Rao. Authorities initially believed Rao was traveling toward Arizona where he is said to have family; however, Rao's family in Arizona said they have not seen or heard from him.

Pat Sapaurx

Residents, family members and friends cele­brated the 100th birthday of Pat Sapaurx, one of 17 charter members of Pipe Fitters Local No. 195, on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the College Street Health Care Center in Beaumont.


Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Warrants Division is searching for a wanted fugitive, and they are requesting the public's assistance is finding him.

According to a news release from JCSO, deputies are searching for 26-year-old Bryant Lavan Lacy. Lacy is wanted on two felony burglary charges and a misdemeanor theft charge. Bonds for the burglaries total $30,000. No bond has been set for the theft charge.

Kevin Dwayne Riles

A Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl before a jury was to decide his fate.

Kevin Dwayne Riles, 23, of Beaumont, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Feb. 28, 2013, on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge, a first-degree felony.