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Christopher James Wilcox

Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department have arrested a 29-year-old Beaumont man for his connection to several robberies that have occurred over the past month, BPD reports.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies rounded up 27 suspects with outstanding warrants on Monday, Oct. 6, during an unannounced warrant round-up covering all of Orange County.

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Henry Vincent Caldwell

A Vidor man has been captured after leading Orange County Sheriff's deputies on a chase that ended with the suspect driving into a culvert while attempting to evade law enforcement officers.

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John Phillip Fuller Jr.

The Orange County Grand Jury has indicted John Phillip Fuller Jr., 28, on one count of Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student and two counts of Sexual Assault, according to a press release from the District Attorney. 

Fuller was a teacher/coach at St. Mary Catholic School in Orange.  He is charged with having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student who was enrolled at the school.

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Jefferson County Seal

Port Arthur resident Vincent Lamar Williams, 57, has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault by a Jefferson County jury and sentenced to 20 years in prison announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw in a press release, Oct. 6. Williams was found guilty on Oct. 3, 2014, for sexually assaulting a Port Arthur resident in her home on Jan. 3, 2003.  The trial was held in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens presiding. 

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Structure fire at 3550 Houston St.

On Oct. 3, at approximately 11 p.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 3850 Houston Street.  According to a press release, when firefighters arrived they found the home heavily involved with fire. No one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The home was heavily damaged by the fire and a house next door also suffered some damage. Evidence at the scene indicates the fire was deliberately set, and an investigation is ongoing.

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Melissa Ringhardt, the babysitter on duty at the time of 5-year-old Vidor resident John “Johnny” Read’s accidental shooting death in October 2013, has been located and arrested by deputies of the Pope County Sheriff’s Department in Russellville, Arkansas, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Beaumont Police Department

At about 9:29 p.m. last night, patrol officers responded to a reported shooting at the Lancaster Cornwall Apartments located at the corner of Dowlen Rd. and Phelan Blvd. According to a press release, when officers arrived, they found two 18-year-old brothers suffering from non-life threatening injuries they claim occurred in an alleged robbery attempt.

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The John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse, home of the Fifth Circuit, New Orleans

In a decision by Judge Jennifer Elrod, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit lifted the district court’s injunction Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, allowing HB 2 to immediately go into effect.

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Curtis Breaux, Kaylee Breaux, Alex Breaux and Lisa Breaux

The Crime Stoppers of Jefferson and Hardin counties awarded Kaylee Breaux with the 2014 Larry Beaulieu Scholarship.

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