Beaumont

Gariyon Coleman, a 19-year-old Beaumont resident died from gunshot wounds Thursday, July 19. 

According to a press release by Beaumont Police Department, at 10:09 p.m. Beaumont Police responded to 2950 S. 8th St (Sunlight Manor), in reference to shots fired. When Officers arrived on scene, they located a gun shot victim and attempted to render aid, however, the victim was pronounced deceased a short time later by Beaumont EMS. The victim was identified as Coleman. Detectives are seeking information from possible witnesses to this homicide. 

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A Beaumont man was found deceased after being shot the night of Thursday, July 12. 

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Ronald Gene McLain (left) and Kenneth Dawayne Williams

June 26, 2018, the Beaumont Police Department Person’s Unit began assisting with a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) homicide investigation in Louisiana. Two Beaumont residents, Ronald Gene McLain, 57, and Kenneth Dawayne Williams, 32, were identified as murder suspects in the CPSO investigation, and warrants were issued for their arrest. BPD detectives assisted CPSO with the investigation for several days. June 29, McLain was arrested in Aransas Pass, Texas, and July 3, Williams turned himself in at the Beaumont Police Department.

— BPD

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Landon James "Lan Lan" Slaughter

Wednesday, July 4, at 9:45 p.m., Beaumont police responded to the intersection of Franklin and Avenue E in reference to a major traffic crash. There were several independent witnesses to the crash and preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a green Buick was southbound on Avenue E and disregarded the stop sign at the intersection with Franklin. A Nissan SUV traveling west on Franklin carrying five occupants was struck by the Buick. As a result of the crash, Landon Slaughter died from his injuries. Landon would have been 4 years old next week.

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Friday, June 29, at 10:52 p.m. Beaumont police received a call from Baptist hospital on College Street in reference to victim of a shooting who had just been dropped off. The driver of the vehicle that transported the victim was seen hiding items in the hospital parking lot. Officers quickly located the vehicle and detained two occupants.

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Beaumont Fire-Rescue photos

Ginger, a 3- to 4-year-old pit bull, is in high spirits after being rescued by Beaumont Fire-Rescue from a house fire and revived.

According to a statement, on Monday, June 26, Beaumont Fire-Rescue responded to multiple calls of a house on fire in the 1300 block of Evalon. Fire department crews arrived within three minutes of the first 911 call.

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A Beaumont man, possibly the victim of a drowning, was pronounced deceased Saturday, June 23.

According to Officer Haley Morrow, Beaumont Police responded to Lancaster Cornwall Apartments at 6650 Prutzman, in reference to assisting Fire and EMS with a possible drowning victim. The victim, identified as Arnold Smith, a 39-year-old Beaumont man, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. 

At this time, it does not appear to be foul play. 

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A 56-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown June 22.

Eugenio Cerda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to money launder on June 21 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

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Two teens are in police custody for after allegedly being caught "carhopping" in the early morning hours of June 22, reports Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Bishop Curtis Guillory

Bishop Curtis Guillory of the Beaumont Diocese released a statement Thursday, June 21. The statement reads:

“My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“An estimated 2,600 children have now been separated from their parents at the Texas/Mexico border. I am encouraged that the President has signed an executive order to end this practice that had been part of the Administration’s zero tolerance policy. 

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