Alleged gang members in custody for shooting, robbery

Jakorian Sanderson
Damon Hargrave
Lee Jaray Smith
Kionte Hawkins

Four alleged members of the Gangster Disciples were arrested May 4 for the aggravated robbery and shooting of a clerk at the Stop and Go that occurred on April 19, the Beaumont Police Department reports. 

According to a news release from BPD, Beaumont Police and law enforcement officers from several other agencies executed a high-risk search warrant at a residence in the 4800 block of Beaumont Drive in Beaumont at about 5:30 p.m. after obtaining aggravated robbery warrant for four men they believe responsible for the April 19 incident. 

One of the suspects, Jakorian Jamaal Sanderson, a 19-year-old Beaumont man, was already in jail for unlawfully carrying a weapon. He was arrested for that charge on May 3.

Lee’Jaray Smith, a 19-year-old Beaumont man, and Damon Hargrave, a 36-year-old Beaumont man, were both arrested during the execution of the search warrant.

Kionte Tayon Hawkins, a 27-year-old Beaumont man, was located later at Gulf and Live Oak. Hawkins is the suspected shooter from the robbery, BPD stated, adding that "all four suspects are members of the Gangster Disciples."

BPD Officer Carol Riley reports Crime Stoppers received numerous tips leading them to the four men. 

"(The tips) were instrumental in identifying the suspects," Riley said. 

All four suspects have $250,000 bonds.