Five arrested for engaging in organized criminal activity

Five arrested for engaging in organized criminal activity

Five men were arrested over the weekend for engaging in organized criminal activity at a home, after a dispute that started at Central High School. Just after midnight Saturday, Sept. 17, Beaumont police reports say a vehicle pulled up to a residence on Buffalo Avenue and three passengers got out of the vehicle and approached the home, asking two people sitting on the porch where a resident was. When the men didn't get a response, one of the suspects believed to be 37-year-old Gregory Robinson pulled out a pistol and shot once, hitting the house.

The two sitting on the porch ran into the home and Robinson followed, firing two more shots once inside the residence. As the suspects were leaving, they saw the man they were in search of sitting in a vehicle in the driveway and fire several shots at the automobile. One of those shots passed through the cab, nearly striking him.

When officers arrived on the scene, they relayed the description of the suspect vehicle, and a similar vehicle was found at the intersection of Delaware and 11th Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle continued to Eastex Freeway and stopped near Blackmon Lane after a passenger threw an object out of the window.

Five suspects - Robinson, Kerry Collier, 20, Bradley Robinson, 31, Thaddues Papillion, 33, and Calvin Bryant, 29 - were all detained and each was arrested for burglary of a habitation ($100,000 bond), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon ($75,000 bond) and engaging in organized criminal activity ($100,000 bond).

Bryant was also charged with two state jail felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.