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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

Beaumont

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District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Friday, Dec.

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On Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. the Pinehurst Police Department received a 9-1-1 call in reference to an industrial accident at a machine shop located on Strickland Drive in Pinehurst.

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According to the Port Arthur Police Department, just after midnight on Dec. 6, officers responded to the 2400 block of Julian Dr. in reference to an assault. Upon arrival officers discovered a black female had been shot several times in the upper torso.

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Debbon Lyons

Beaumont Police Detectives released a statement asking for assistance in locating 34-year-old Beaumont man, Debbon Lyons, who is wanted on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant out of Jefferson County. 

Beaumont Police Department wrote that he was last seen with an unknown male in a silver 4-door vehicle, possibly a Honda or Toyota. Police report that Lyons is considered armed and dangerous and may be trying to hide at his sister's house in Houston.

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A woman was found allegedly shot by her boyfriend shortly after midnight Thursday, Dec. 6, in the 2400 block of Julian Drive, according to a statement from Port Arthur Police. 

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One year after Texas' highest criminal court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, made a final determination to overturn Kelvin Roy's murder conviction in the 2014 death of 16-year-old Alexandria "Lexy" Bertrand, Roy again appeared before Judge Dennis Powell for a second trial. Roy was found guilty of murder a second time on Dec. 5, and on Dec. 6, the Orange County jury sentenced Roy to 80 years in prison.  Roy's original conviction was overturned Dec.

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A Jefferson County grand jury returned indictments against Danyell Seawright, 17, of Lufkin, in the shooting death of Olajuwon Vaughns on Wednesday, Dec. 5.According to the probable cause affidavit, Beaumont police officers responded to Autumn Oaks apartments on Eastex Freeway on July 24. Upon their arrival, they found 23-year-old Vaughns suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body. Responding Beaumont EMS pronounced Vaughns dead at the scene.

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An 18-year-old Port Arthur man has been indicted for murder Dec. 5 related to the March 4 shooting death of 18-year-old Kevonn J. Washington.

Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) arrested James Earl Holloway Nov. 13 and charged him with Washington’s murder. Washington was found deceased at the Lakeview Palms Apartments, located at 5200 Gulfway Dr., having suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

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