Bob Wortham

According to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, on Monday, Nov. 6, 30-year-old Arthur Ray Rogers Jr. pleaded guilty to murdering 31-year-old Joshua Jerome Green on May 11, 2015. This case was investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Mike Laird. Rogers has not yet been sentenced for the crime, but he is awaiting his fate while in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail, where he has been held since Aug. 15.

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Gas for $10 a gallon, water for $99 a case, phantom homes for lease or sale, sheetrock installed for approximately the price of a new kidney. Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham says he’s heard it all. What he hasn’t heard, however, are that any police reports are being filed with his office charging suspects with those allegations – at least not yet.

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I commend the great citizens of Jefferson County for their response to Hurricane Harvey. I applaud them and certainly our emergency responders for their amazing work and for their compassion for each other. All of the hard work has not gone unnoticed.

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Following a recent series of violent incidents centered in the city of Beaumont, a federal grand jury in Jefferson County has indicted 32 individuals, many with alleged gang ties, on various charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston reported Aug. 15.

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The Beaumont Police Department, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are combating recent violence resulting in multiple deaths and injuries, with two of its latest casualties merely children, a 7-year-old and an 8-year-old.

And at a joint press conference June 20, the law enforcement leaders had a clear message for the perpetrators of violent crime in the city: “We are coming for you.”

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District Attorney Bob Wortham announced June 12 that Allen James Hancock, 32, of Beaumont has been found guilty of capital murder by a jury in the Criminal District Court, The Honorable John B. Stevens presiding.

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State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County today accepted a jury verdict and sentenced Byron E. Bush, 37, to 40 years in prison, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that David Anthony Humphries, 34, was found guilty by a jury for the offense of indecency with a child.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that a Jefferson County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Johnny Ray Matlock, 23, of Silsbee, Texas, with continuous trafficking of persons.

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Wilbert Frank

Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Feb. 27 that Wilbert Anthony Frank, 29, of Port Arthur pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to commit aggravated assault, a first degree felony offense. The guilty plea was entered shortly before jury selection was to begin.

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