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The Jasper Police Department reported 53-year-old Royce Edward Larkin is in jail in Jasper County charged in the stabbing death of a 61-year-old woman.

On Sept. 11, Jasper PD received a 911 call from a man advising that officers were needed at the Roadway Inn motel. The caller didn't provide any information as to why officers were needed, nor his identity. 

Horace Hiawatha Walker

A 25-year-old Orange man is behind bars in Jefferson County after being arrested for sexually assaulting a child.

On Sept. 10, officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to 4023 Brinkman Drive in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, and through further investigation, it was determined a 7-year-old child made an outcry to her mother of a sexual assault that had just occurred. The suspect, 25-year-old Horace Hiawatha Walker of Orange, fled the scene before officers arrived but later turned himself in at the Port Arthur Police Department.


Monday, Sept. 9, officers with the Port Arthur Police Department responded to the 5000 block of Tremont Street in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased 81-year-old man. The victim was found with signs of blunt force trauma to the upper portion of his body.

Officers also found a relative of the victim was present at the location at the time of the welfare check. She was transported to the police department for questioning. She was later identified as Kelli Diedre Sartin, 53.