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Kelly Daws speaks with her lawyer

UPDATE: Kelly Daws has been found guilty and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.  

A trial is underway for 47-year-old Kelly Daws, who allegedly conspired with her boyfriend, 48-year- old Joal Riley, to murder her estranged husband, ex- Port Arthur Police Officer Jerry Daws. This trial comes after Riley was sentenced to serve seven years for aggravated assault in May 2018, stemming from the stabbing of Officer Daws in December 2016. 

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A Beaumont woman pleaded guilty for evading arrest and child endangerment after a June 17, 2018, incident.

According to Jefferson County District Attorney information, a Beaumont police officer responding to a call for service spotted Chelsea Batiste, 24, traveling in a Dodge Challenger “at a very high rate of speed.” The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, which resulted in Batiste fleeing from the officer through the residential neighborhoods.

Following a short pursuit, Batiste pulled into a store located on Grand Ave. and was taken into custody.

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On Sunday, March 24, Beaumont police officers responded to Baptist Hospital in reference to a shooting victim. Upon arriva, officers found the 33-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to the face. 

A witness to the incident told officers Elkin Savoy, 44, of Beaumont, was responsible. The witness stated, the victim gave Savoy a ride to the 4800 block of Park Street. As they arrived, Savoy then shot him. The witness transported the victim to the hospital for treatment where he was immediately brought into surgery. The victim is now listed in stable condition.

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On Saturday, March 23, at about 2:30 p..m., investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division initiated a traffic stop on a silver Toyota 4-Runner after witnessing several traffic violations near the intersection of Texas Avenue and Roberts in Bridge City. The driver was identified as Howard Jay Schab, 61, of Bridge City.

During an arrest inventory of the vehicle, OCSO investigators discovered approximately 41 grams of a black tar-like substance beleived to be black tar heroin located within the vehicle.

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The Orange Police Department responded to a call regarding a gunshot victim at 6th and Rein streets. Upon the quick arrival of the officers at 10:08 p.m., officers located a 24-year-old black Orange resident suffering from two gunshot wounds. Orange Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance also responded to the scene. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth in beaumont in an unknown condition.

The Detective Division is currently working the investigation.

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The Beaumont Independent School District officer at the center of an investigation regarding an inappropriate relationship with a student has been identified.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office information, 28-year-old Quincey Daniels is currently being held on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student with a $100,000 bond. The investigation into the allegation is headed by the Texas Rangers. 

Information from BISD stated Daniels is no longer employed by the department.

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Three were arrested Thursday, March 21, after Beaumont narcotics detectives obtained felony warrants for David Tran, 26, Phuong Nguyen, 46, and Chong min, 60, all of Beaumont. 

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The Beaumont Police Department reported officers responded to Dillard's located at Parkdale Mall in reference to a theft. After speaking with witnesses, investigators determined a black male suspect entered the store and used scissors to cut the security cable around a handbag display. When approached by an employee, the suspect threatened the employee with sccissors before fleeing the store with the merchandise. 

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The Jasper Police Department (JPD) is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two burglary suspects that struck the Verizon store on West Gibson in Jasper at about midnight on March 9.

According to JPD Lt. Garrett Foster,  two suspects entered the location wearing what appeared to be bandanas or some type of cloth material over their faces along with hooded shirts. Foster stated that the suspects appear to be younger black males with one wearing what appears to be an Adidas jogging suit with a red hooded sweatshirt underneath. 

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An Orange County preliminary autopsy report of an Orange County 18-month-old says the young boy's death was a homicide. 

According to information from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, a woman claiming to be the child's mother arrived at the closed hospital in Orange seeking emergency treatment for the boy, identified as Raydyn Jones. Nursing staff working on the campus of the closed emergency room attempted to render aid and first responders were called to the scene.

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