One of Beaumont’s most-wanted criminals was found and arrested Tuesday, March 5, after months on the run.
After an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip, officers with the U.S. Marshals Service, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Beaumont and Port Arthur Police Departments apprehended George Broussard, 23, at Lexington on the Lake apartments on N. Major in Beaumont, according to a BPD press release.
Broussard had numerous warrants out for his arrest in relation to a crime spree that included deadly conduct and aggravated robbery. Broussard made Beaumont’s Most Wanted in November 2012 and was featured as Beaumont’s Crime of the Week some three weeks before police arrested him.
BPD spokeswoman Carol Riley said at least one of the warrants stemmed from a shooting in which Broussard allegedly opened fire on a home on Hartel Street where small children were living.
“The children were in the house. He just barely missed them,” Riley said. “He shot into some of the rooms with the kids.”
Broussard’s bond was set at $1.5 million, according to Riley, who added Broussard was wanted on at least one other charge of manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance.
Riley said she’s glad another dangerous fugitive is off the streets.
“He’s not a nice fella,” Riley said