death

Dennis Reeves

A temporary restraining order has been granted to the family of Dennis Reeves, the Kirbyville High School principal found dead of a gunshot wound on the school’s campus May 23 with his foot on the brake pedal of his still running truck. Reeves’ family is seeking the court’s intervention to prevent the destruction of evidence they allege could shed light on what transpired in the time leading up to the death, according to court documents.

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On Sunday June 4, around 6:30 a.m., an inmate in the medical infirmary of the Jefferson County Correctional Facility reported that his bunkmate, a 70 year old white male, was unresponsive. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS.  They continued the CPR until EMS arrived and took over. 

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An immate at the Jefferson County Jail died in custody, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Captain Crystal Holmes, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine what caused the 70-year-old man's death. 

In a news release, Capt. Holmes indicated that an inmate in the medical infirmary reported that his bunk mate was unresponsive at about 6:30 a.m. June 4. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS. They continued CPR until EMS arrived and took over. The inmate was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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Detective Robert Ener, a 29-year veteran of the Beaumont Police Department who had been battling cancer, passed away over the weekend on May 28 at age 59, reports the department. 

In a statement, BPD remembered the long-time officer and brother in blue, and thanked the community for reaching out to help with medical expenses during a benefit held for Ener earlier this year. 

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of a toddler who drowned after falling into a small pond at a Vidor residence yesterday evening, May 5.

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Police in Orange are investigating an apparent suicide at Executive Inn that occurred April, reports the Officer Leslie Lovelace.

According to a police report from the Orange Police Department (OPD), Officer Lovelace responded to a call from the hotel regarding a gunshot victim in one of the rooms. Upon arrival, the officer discovered a white female lying on the bed with a head wound. A second white female was holding pressure to wound in an apparent attempt to stem the bleeding. Police report the victim died from her injuries. 

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Police investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old Orange woman questioned a man following the incident but then released him, reports the Orange Police Department.  

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“The death is on our hands,” Orange County Judge Brint Carlton said.

Carlton was speaking about the death of inmate Robert Montano, who was held in the county jail “observation bubble” on suspicion of bath salts intoxication for four days in 2011 until he died of renal failure. Carlton confirmed that no evidence has even been produced to show that Montano was ever under the influence of any intoxicant, but he was instead a diagnosed mental health patient without prescribed medication.

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Police in Orange reports a wreck involving a motorcycle and pickup truck Feb. 22 resulted in the death of the 49-year-old motrocyclist, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD).

According to a news release from OPD, officers responded to the 8400 block of N. Highway 62 at about 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 in reference to a traffic accident with injuries involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck.

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Police in Pinehurst are investigating a death originally thought to have been the result of a stabbing, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer reports.

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