The News

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 11:51 p.m., Beaumont police officers responded to the 5800 block of Picadilly Lane in reference to a victim of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the victim, identified as Desmond Nixon, 35, of Beaumont, suffering from gunshot wounds. Beaumont EMS transported Nixon to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

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Just weeks after an arrest in Orange for apparent PCP-related intoxication, Brittany Lacole McLeod, aka Britteny McLeod, 32, has been indicated on state jail felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for a separate crime reportedly also related to PCP.

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A Jefferson County grand jury has declined indicting a Port Arthur police officer for his role in the December 2018 death of 35-year-old Shayne Lyons.

According to information previously released by the Port Arthur Police Department, at about 4:20 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, an unnamed Port Arthur Police Department officer attempted to stop Lyons, who was carrying a large weapon as he was walking in the roadway.

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One Friday, Feb. 15, Jefferson County deputies, with assistance from a K-9 officer and the Jefferson County crime scene unit responded to two reported burglaries that took place in the 2700 block of Tyler Avenue in Nederland. 

Photos showing a suspect vehicle used in the burglaries were obtained from neighboring home videos. Soon after the release of the photos, calls came into Crime Stoppers helping identify possible suspects.

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Police say an autopsy report recently released revealed that an inmate found dead in a cell at the Jasper City Jail on Jan. 30 died of a drug overdose.

According to a news release from the Jasper Police Department (JPD), a coroner deemed the death accidental and the autopsy report from the Jefferson County medical examiner’s office indicates 28-year-old Steven Mitchell Qualls’ died as the result of methamphetamine/amphetamine toxicity.

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