Beaumont men sentenced to prison in probation revocations

Beaumont men sentenced to prison in probation revocations

Louis A. Hamilton, of Beaumont, was sentenced today to ten years in prison. Hamilton was found to have violated the terms of his probation due to a new offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

According to a press release, on February 5, 2015, Hamilton shot Rachelle Reese, of Beaumont, in the left leg following a neighbors’ dispute. Hamilton, on community supervision in connection with a felony retaliation charge, had his probation revoked after testimony from Reese and other witnesses. 252nd Judicial District Court Judge Raquel West sentenced him to the maximum ten years prison term.   

In another hearing before the 252nd District Court, Carey Sebastian Joseph, of Beaumont, was sentenced to eight years in prison after having his probation revoked. Joseph, originally sentenced to probation in 2014 for an aggravated assault, committed another assault when he struck Jimmy Ray Thomas, also of Beaumont, in the head over a five dollar debt. 

Assistant District Attorney Luke Nichols prosecuted both cases.  “It is important to hold defendants responsible for their actions. In these two instances, they continued violent criminal behavior after receiving the gift of community supervision, so prison terms are appropriate. We applaud the victims for cooperating with law enforcement.”

Both incidents were investigated by the Beaumont Police Department.