Beaumont

District Attorney Bob Wortham has announced that May 2 a Jefferson County Jury convicted Samad Sefiane, 52 of Beaumont, of aggravated assault and sentenced him to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for attacking his roommate with a splitting maul, an instrument used to split wood.

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Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham

Fines, forfeitures, pesky court dates for misdemeanor crimes and municipal tickets, permitting processes and police raids … all have failed to deter casino-style game room gambling sites from popping up all over Beaumont. But the fight is far from over, according to those tasked with upholding law and order, evidenced by a recent felony indictment for what typically carries misdemeanor charges.

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Before 7 a.m. Thursday morning, April 26, Beaumont police and emergency first responders were called to the Starbucks on Dowlen Road in Beaumont to investigate a suspicious package located at the coffee shop.
According to a report from the scene, a Starbucks employee found a letter reading “die USA” upon opening an unattended package left at the store earlier in the week. The package, which was sealed “Priority Mail” and left unopened inside the coffee shop for almost two days, reportedly contained other unidentified material as well.

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Pine Street from Marina Street to the IH-10 feeder road will be closed Thursday, April 26, to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to construction at the water plant.

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Beaumont Police responded to an attempted kidnapping of three children near the 2200 block of West Virginia Monday, April 23. 

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A Beaumont man riding a motorcycle died in a one-vehicle accident in Orange County on April 22.

At approximately 3 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  The crash occurred near mile marker 870 and involved a motorcycle.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and fell off the motorcycle.

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Kenneth Dahan Adams

Thursday, April 19, at 12:09 a.m., Beaumont police responded to Luke’s Ice House at 2325 Calder in reference to a subject burglarizing a vehicle. When officers arrived, they located the suspect in the area of Calder and Fifth Street.

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C.L. "Sonny" Sherman

C.L “Sonny” Sherman, a loving, generous husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, businessman and active member of the Beaumont community, passed away April 10, 2018, surrounded by close friends and family.

Sonny was born Sept. 10, 1931, to Chester L. Sherman Sr. and Lucy Bienvenu Sherman. He was the middle of three children, his sister Gloria being the oldest and brother Wayne the youngest.

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A man once facing charges for allegedly holding a woman hostage, torturing her and raping her repeatedly for five weeks has now been indicted on first-degree felony charges amid accusations that he beat up a 21-year-old autistic man before attacking the victim with a sword.

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Whether you are a novice, rookie or idolized Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, what better time than to attend the Home Expo 2018 show in Beaumont on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.

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