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Police are investigating a homicide at the Best Value inn motel at 1155 Interstate 10 in Beaumont on Friday, Dec. 21. 

According to the Beaumont Police Department, officers responded to a call in reference to shots fired at the best Value inn. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased victim with gunshot wounds, identified as 30-year-old Beaumont man Reginald D. Eaglin, laying next to a vehicle in the parking lot. 

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A shooting victim was rushed into surgery at a local medical facility Dec. 21 after being shot twice while at home, and officers with the Nederland Police Department (NPD) are now searching for her estranged boyfriend. 

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Jamon Brooks

One of four robbery suspects was arrested after a Nederland game room robbery led into a car chase the morning of Friday, Dec. 21.

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Willie Lampley, a 45-year-old Beaumont man, was sentenced to spend time in federal prison after being found guilty of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography on Aug. 22. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Lampley was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison on count one and 12 months on count two by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone. Crone also ordered the sentences to run concurrently and ordered Lampley to pay $18,000 in restitution.

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Port Arthur police reported that they responded to a call in the 2300 block of Memorial Bouldvard in reference to a man being struck by a vehicle at around 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Officers located a 76-year-old white male just off the roadway with serious injuries upon arrival. 

A preliminary investigation determined a vehicle driving north on the highway struck the man as he was attempting to cross the roadway on a bicycle. The vehicle then fled the scene of the accident. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital where he died from his sustained injuries. 

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A Hamshire man arrested in Chambers County on Dec. 12 for burglary was indicted seven days later on Dec. 19 by a Jefferson Grand Jury for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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PAPD are seeking assistance in identifying the two women pictured

Port Arthur Police posted a statement asking for help in identifying two female suspects. According to the post, the two were observed on video surveillance allegedly stealing merchandise from target. If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Detective Thomason at (409) 983-8643.

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Beaumont Animal Care reported an animal shelter overall save rate of 83 percent for the month of November. The overall save rate consists of 81 percent for dogs, 84 percent for cats and 100 percent for wildlife. 

To be considered saved in the save rate animals must either be reclaimed by an owner, adopted, released into a temporary foster home, released into the trap-neuter-return program or transferred to a rescue organization. 

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Four juveniles were arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity the early morning of Thursday, Dec. 20.

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The Vidor Police Department (VPD) received a call from WalMart located on Main Street in Vidor in reference to a shop-lifting in progress. The caller advised two females inside the store were shop-lifting make up. According to information from VPD, the caller advised the two suspects attempted to leave the store with $112.36 worth of make up and beauty accessories. When confronted by WalMart's loss prevention officer, one female got into a white Mercedes with paper plates and left the parking lot.

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