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Johnny Ray Martin

Jefferson County Fugitive Recovery deputies arrested Johnny Ray Martin, 44, at his residence at Feb. 13.

A Jefferson County warrant was issued for engaging in organized criminal activity with a bond of $100,000 after Beaumont Police filed charges against Martin on Feb. 10, BPD Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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Chad Hogan

According to information from the office of Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Brit Featherston, a former Groves apartment manager was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Jan. 31 for her role in a scheme to defraud HUD of roughly $400,000. The same day, former Orange County Sheriff’s Office detective and spokesperson Chad Hogan was also sentenced to serve one year and one day for his role in the same plot to defraud the federal housing agency.

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It’s July and tax season may be over, but that isn’t stopping scammers impersonating IRS agents from calling to collect whatever they can steal from unwitting victims, reports Detective Lisa Jardine of the Beaumont Police Department.

Jardine’s own family was recently the target of such a scam, but the longtime law enforcer didn’t fall prey to the confidence trick and instead had a little fun of her own.

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Police report that warrants have been issued for the arrests of three individuals in connection to a series of storage facility burglaries in Beaumont. The wanted suspects face charges of engaging in organized criminal activity for allegedly conspiring to burglarize a total of 30 units impacting 21 victims.

The warrants come mere weeks after police obtained warrants for two other men they believe to be connected to a separate series of storage unit burglaries as reported in The Examiner on June 9.

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If only solving murders was as easy as they make it look on television.

The Beaumont and Port Arthur Police Departments are currently working two murder investigations that have detectives beating the streets and looking for leads wherever they can find them.

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