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Former Beaumont Independent School District superintendent Carrol Thomas was at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, but the out-of-towner wasn’t there to vote. Instead, Thomas bypassed the polling booths and headed straight to the elevators where he went to the third floor grand jury room.

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Keleshia Smith

Port Arthur police arrested a 22-year-old Port Arthur resident after receiving a report of "shots fired" in the 200 block of Gulfway Drive on Nov. 2.

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Detectives are investigating a stabbing, occurring Sunday Nov. 2, that sent a 33-year-old Beaumont man to the hospital.

At about 8:53 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to a family disturbance at a house in the 1300 block of Liveoak.  Upon arrival, officers found the victim suffering from a stab wound to the left side of his upper back.

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A single-car crash Sunday, Nov. 2 claimed the life of a 68-year-old Jefferson County resident.

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Detectives are attempting to sort through sketchy details in a shooting that left one man injured Halloween night.

At about 9:47 p.m., officers responded to the Baptist Hospital Emergency Room in reference to a victim of a shooting. Doctors were treating a 17-year-old Beaumont man for a gunshot wound to his upper left arm. Doctors expected to treat and release the man.

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A Beaumont man has been found guilty of aggravated assault and manslaughter by a Jefferson County jury.

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced Friday, Oct. 31, that Lance Jacoby Moore, 28, was found guilty for shooting Lorenzo Simon in the foot at a home in Beaumont, and then fatally shooting Simon again later that same evening on February 27, 2013.  The trial was held in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens presiding. 

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Abbott

Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced Friday, Oct. 31, the addition of a new partner agency to the multi-jurisdictional Task Force.  Attorney General of Texas Greg Abbott will dedicate resources from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to investigate and prosecute crimes related to Medicaid fraud which are uncovered by the Task Force.  The mission of the Task Force remains to investigate and prosecute major crimes – more specifically, violent crime and crimes related to the abuse of public trust.

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More than 30 grams of cocaine was recovered and one man arrested during the execution of a search warrant in Orange on Oct. 30, police report.

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Marcus Lynn Robinson and 19 pounds of marijuana

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, assisted by officers with the Orange Police Department, seized 19 pounds of marijuana, two handguns, a digital scale, and nearly $7,000 in cash while executing a search warrant at a residence in the 3100 block of Oakmont Drive in Orange on Oct. 29.

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K. Broussard, J. Broussard, Clevenger

Even after numerous public intoxication arrests of suspected phencyclidine users in Orange, the steadily rising trend of the deadly drug’s use within the city shows no signs of slowing. Police officers with the Orange Police Department made three arrests of suspected PCP users in two separate incidents over the course of two days, Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, according to incident reports.

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