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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for a man accused of aggravated sexual assault of a child who has been on the lam for the last year-and-a-half.

JCSO reported 38-year-old Jose Ramos was last known to live in Port Neches and has been at large for more than 18 months. Ramos is 5-foot-3-inches and about 140 pounds. 

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The Jasper Police Department reported 53-year-old Royce Edward Larkin is in jail in Jasper County charged in the stabbing death of a 61-year-old woman.

On Sept. 11, Jasper PD received a 911 call from a man advising that officers were needed at the Roadway Inn motel. The caller didn't provide any information as to why officers were needed, nor his identity. 

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Horace Hiawatha Walker

A 25-year-old Orange man is behind bars in Jefferson County after being arrested for sexually assaulting a child.

On Sept. 10, officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to 4023 Brinkman Drive in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, and through further investigation, it was determined a 7-year-old child made an outcry to her mother of a sexual assault that had just occurred. The suspect, 25-year-old Horace Hiawatha Walker of Orange, fled the scene before officers arrived but later turned himself in at the Port Arthur Police Department.

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Monday, Sept. 9, officers with the Port Arthur Police Department responded to the 5000 block of Tremont Street in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased 81-year-old man. The victim was found with signs of blunt force trauma to the upper portion of his body.

Officers also found a relative of the victim was present at the location at the time of the welfare check. She was transported to the police department for questioning. She was later identified as Kelli Diedre Sartin, 53.

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Officers with the Orange Police Department were called out to respond to two separate robberies over the weekend and are now seeking a suspect caught on camera.

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On Aug. 31, at about 2:30 p.m., officers from the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to B.J.'s Corner Store located at 1201 Seventh St. in reference to a stabbing that had just occurred. 

Officers arrived on scene and an investigation revealed that the subject and the victim were involved in a dispute. During the dispute, the suspect began cutting the victim. The victim sustained a large laceration to the arm and apuncture wound in the shoulder. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is listed in stable condition.

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Following an extensive investigation, the Beaumont Police Narcotics and Special Assignments units were able to identify individuals suspected of delivering narcotics in and around the 4000 block of Buffalo. Investigators were able to obtain a search and arrest warrant for 4030 Buffalo that named three Beaumont men, which they executed Aug. 23, at about 10 a.m.

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A traffic stop by the Beaumont Police Department resulted in one arrest and the seizure of 45 kilos of cocaine.

On Aug. 23, at about 2 a.m. Narcotics Interdiction Officers with BPD were working a criminal patrol on I-10 when they observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. A BPD K-9 responded to the traffic stop and gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. 

During the search, officers located 45 kilograms of suspected cocaine hidden inside the door frames of the vehicle.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety reported a multi-vehicle wreck at about 3 p.m. on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County. The crash was approximately three miles east of the Jefferson-County Chambers County line.

The preliminary DPS crash investigation indicated that a 2011 Kia SUV was traveling westbound on I-10 at an unsafe speed for the wet road conditions and lost control. The Kia struck a concrete wall and spun into a semi-trailer and another vehicle. A total of seven vehicles were involved in the chain-reaction crash.

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On Aug. 27, at about 9:30 a.m., Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer was attempting to locate a man wanted on an outstanding felony warrant at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Fourth Street. As Hanauer drove into the parking area for the complex, he spotted a a white male he recognized as the wanted man. The police chief made contact with the suspect, who immediately got into his vehicle and fled the area.

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