Calcasieu Parish

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.

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A thief who stole a Dakota travel trailer from an intersection in Mauriceville stopped near a popular gambling spot sometime following the theft, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) who returned the trailer to its rightful owner after it was recovered near Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana. 

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Photo: Louisiana State Police

An Alexandria, Louisiana, man died after crashing into a tree in Calcasieu Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.

Jan. 12, shortly before 5 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 12 about 6 miles from the Texas state line near the community of Starks, Sgt. James Anderson said in a release.

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Thomas Fernando Castro | Photo: Louisiana State Police

A Texas man with a history of impaired driving was arrested for his sixth offense DWI early Saturday morning, Louisiana State Patrol said in a release.

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Aug. 2 at about 1:30 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of Highway 12 and Creek Road in Starks after a parish worker found the body of a man in the woods.

The body has been identified as Dustin R. Hammons, 22, of Houston.

The investigation has revealed Hammons suffered trauma, so his death is being ruled a homicide. The cause and manner of death are pending the coroner’s investigation.

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Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 36-year-old Kevin S. Edwards of Orange Feb. 5 and charged him with attempted first-degree murder following a shooting that severely injured a Louisiana man who was still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) recovering from surgery Feb. 6, reports the sheriff's office.

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A man was arrested outside the Pinehurst City Hall on Nov. 3 after failing to register as a sex offender as legally mandated, police in Pinehurst report. It was the man’s second arrest at the same location within a month.

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