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An autopsy has been ordered after the Vidor Police Department recovered the body of an individual floating in a private pond near the city's community pool.

According to Vidor Chief Rod Carroll, the department received a call of a possible body floating in the pond around the 19000 block of Interstate 10. With assistance from the Orange County Sheriff's Office and Orange County Emergency Service District No. 1, the remains of a suspected white male were recovered. 

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The death that was initially suspected to have been caused by fire at a Lumberton residence has been labeled as a homicide, according to Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins. 

According to police information, 71-year-old Janice Dill Sherwood was found after first responders extinguished a home fire on Thursday, May 23. Following the results of a preliminary autopsy, Sherwood's death was determined to be a result of a homicide. 

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Following a late night assault of a Sour Lake police officer and subsequent theft of the officer's patrol vehicle on Monday, May 28, one man has been arrested. 

Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis said after an hours-long manhunt, a 45-year-old suspect who is accused of a brutal assault that left Sour Lake Officer William McKeon in an induced coma is now in custody. 

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Beaumont police are investigating after responding to a major wreck on Friday, May 24, at about 10:30 p.m.

BPD reports they were called to the 3700 block of West Cardinal Drive and a preliminary investigation showed a vehicle was traveling in the left southbound lane when a bicyclist entered the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.

The cyclist was identified as 44-year-old Darrell Henderson. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Beaumont EMS.

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A Port Arthur man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old outside a convenience store that took place Wednesday, May 22, at about 10:30 p.m.

Port Arthur officers were called to the business in the 200 block of Gulfway Drive in reference to a shooting. Arriving officers immediately located the juvenile victim and determined he had been shot and died on scene as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest. 

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A Houston man was killed at the 11th Street Days Inn location Friday, May 24. 

Beaumont police officers were called to the hotel just before 6 a.m. in reference to gunshots. Arriving officcers found a deceased Hispanic male, identified as Jose Manuel Valles-Santos, 27, and a wrecked vehicle at the location. 

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The Beaumont Police Department was called to Parkdale Mall on Thursday, May 23, at about 10 a.m. in reference to a theft that had just taken place

Witnesses told responding Beaumont police officers a suspect had just stolen two purses from women inside the mall and was last seen running towards Fudruckers. Additional officers quickly arrived in the area and apprehended the suspect, identified as Moses Rhine, 18, of Beaumont, at the intersection of Dowlen and Treadway.

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The Beaumont Police Department was called to the 3200 block of Ashwood in reference to shots fired on Tuesday, May 21, at about 11:15 p.m. 

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On Thursday, May 23, officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were called to a business in the 3700 block of Memorial Blvd. in reference to a loud disturbance.

As officers arrived, they located a female with a gunshot wound to the arm. During the investigation, the victim refused to cooperate with police. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and released. 

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The Port Arthur Police Department respondedf to a residence in the 3900 block of Seventh Street on Friday, May 24, just before 10 p.m. 

Arriving officers found a 46-year-old black male had been stabbed numerous times by a family member. He was tranported to St. Elizabeth where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. 

The suspect was located following the incident and arrested for aggravated assault. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the incident.

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