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UPDATE: On Monday, April 22, Tristan Kavon Jackson, 23, of Beaumont, and Donaldvan Joseph Williams, 24, of Beaumont, presented to the Beaumont Police Department and asked to speak with detectives. The two were considered persons of interest in the shooting at the time. Both men gave statements to detectives with Jackson telling officers he was responsible for shooting Darrell Howard. 

He was arrested for murder and booked into Jefferson County Correctional Facility where he is currently being held on a $1 million bond.

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A 26-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown.

Bernard James Bell was arrested on April 17 pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with felon in possession of a firearm. Bell appeared in federal court today on the charges.

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The Port Arthur Police Department is amping up its efforts to address mental health issues in the community it serves. 

Information from the department states the agency has created a Mental Health Unit supervised by Sgt. Heather Rowe. Included in the unit are several officers that have received specialized training to address those they encounter as they work throughout the city. The objective of the newly created unit is bridge the gap between law enforcement and those suffering from mental illness.

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The Port Arthur Police Department is investigating an auto-pedestrian wreck that landed an elderly man in the hospital.

According to PAPD information, officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Memorial Boulevard on Sunday, April 14, at about 9:30 p.m. in reference to a major vehicle crash. Investigating officers determined a 70-year-old Port Arthur man was struck by a passenger vehicle while riding his bicycle. 

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The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a crash on CR 120 in Jasper County at about 1 a.m. on April 14.

According to information from DPS, initial records show a 2003 Ford F-150 was traeling southbound on CR 120 when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle, Jarvis Samuel Wilson, 17, of Jasper, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious injuries. 

A 15-year-old passenger, also from Jasper, was transported with minor injuries. He was treated and released. 

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April 16 Update:

Officers received a call at about 6:30 p.m. providing information that LeNoire was in a residence at the corner of Fletcher and Virgil streets. Officers responded to home and in speaking with the homeowner, were able to verify LeNoire was inside. Officers set up a perimeter and were able to call the suspect out and take him into custody. 

He was arrested for aggravated assault. According to BPD, the charge will be upgraded to murder if he is indicted by a grand jury.

 

April 15 Update:

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Since the April 11 death of Anthony Wilson in west end Beaumont, the Beaumont Police Department has worked tirelessly to investigate and locate alleged suspects of the crime with overwhelming assistance from the community. The result of the investigation has led to the apprehension of four.

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The Beaumont Police Department repsonded to the 6800 block of Madrid on Thursday, April 11, at about 10:15 p.m. in reference to a shooting victim. Upon their arrival, they located 37-year-old Anthony Wilson, of Beaumont, laying near the roadway. Responding EMS pronounced Wilson dead at the scene. 

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Lutcher Theater commemorates the milestone of reaching 1 million patrons attending Lutcher events during the 39th Season with a "Thanks A Million" celebration at Finding Neverland on Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.

In honor of the momentous triumph the Lutcher staff invites all Finding Neverland patrons to enjoy the festivities including pre-show lobby entertainment, special treats served at intermission, and the chance to win incredible prizes.

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The Beaumont Police Department is searching for information relating to an overnight shooting on Monday, April 8 at about 10:30 p.m.

Arriving officers were called in reference to several gunshots and immediately found 17-year-old Reginald Royce Coleman, of Beaumont. Coleman was on the ground near the Sterling Pruitt pool building. EMS on the scene advised Coleman had several gunshot wounds and was deceased at the scene.

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