The News

Following a late night assault of a Sour Lake police officer and subsequent theft of the officer's patrol vehicle on Monday, May 28, one man has been arrested. 

Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis said after an hours-long manhunt, a 45-year-old suspect who is accused of a brutal assault that left Sour Lake Officer William McKeon in an induced coma is now in custody. 

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Beaumont police are investigating after responding to a major wreck on Friday, May 24, at about 10:30 p.m.

BPD reports they were called to the 3700 block of West Cardinal Drive and a preliminary investigation showed a vehicle was traveling in the left southbound lane when a bicyclist entered the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.

The cyclist was identified as 44-year-old Darrell Henderson. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Beaumont EMS.

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A Port Arthur man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old outside a convenience store that took place Wednesday, May 22, at about 10:30 p.m.

Port Arthur officers were called to the business in the 200 block of Gulfway Drive in reference to a shooting. Arriving officers immediately located the juvenile victim and determined he had been shot and died on scene as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest. 

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A Houston man was killed at the 11th Street Days Inn location Friday, May 24. 

Beaumont police officers were called to the hotel just before 6 a.m. in reference to gunshots. Arriving officcers found a deceased Hispanic male, identified as Jose Manuel Valles-Santos, 27, and a wrecked vehicle at the location. 

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The Beaumont Police Department was called to Parkdale Mall on Thursday, May 23, at about 10 a.m. in reference to a theft that had just taken place

Witnesses told responding Beaumont police officers a suspect had just stolen two purses from women inside the mall and was last seen running towards Fudruckers. Additional officers quickly arrived in the area and apprehended the suspect, identified as Moses Rhine, 18, of Beaumont, at the intersection of Dowlen and Treadway.

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