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A 27-year-old federal prison inmate has been indicted for escaping from prison and returning with contraband including home-cooked food, tobacco, booze and drugs, announced U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson Feb. 8.

Joshua Randall Hansen was charged in the two-count indictment with escape from a federal facility and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on Feb. 7, 2018.

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Joshua Hansen

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested a federal escapee as the inmate attempted to smuggle numerous items of contraband back into the federal prison complex in Beaumont, reports Capt. Crystal Holmes.

According to Holmes, deputies received information that inmates were escaping from the federal complex on the back side of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. It was reported that they were picking up contraband and taking it back inside the prison.

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UPDATE: Robert Lee Durant is now behind bars.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Fugitive Warrant Division worked through the evening and located Durant hiding in a residence in Beaumont’s North end. Durant was taken into custody without incident, and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who escaped custody while at Drug Impact Court on Monday, May 15, and injured an officer, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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A man with a parole violation who allegedly attempted run from police during a traffic stop in Beaumont Jan. 7 is behind bars in the Jefferson County Jail. 

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

A 38-year-old federal inmate has been indicted for escaping from a Federal Correctional Complex in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales May 4.

James Ortega, of McKinney, Texas, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 6, 2016, and charged with escaping from federal custody. Ortega made an initial appearance and was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zachary J. Hawthorn on May 3, 2016.

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Kenneth Morris

A Sabine County Jail inmate who escaped over the weekend is in custody in Louisiana after authorities searching for the man uncovered his whereabouts with the public’s assistance.

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Shortly after 2 a.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 1842 Washington Blvd.

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A man who tried to rob Third Coast Bank at 229 Dowlen Road with a BB gun came under fire from an armed customer who believes he wounded the suspect.

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Mark Hilton

In an attempt to arrest a wanted man who escaped from his custody, a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy suffered a broken arm.

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Joseph Thaddeus Chenier

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and area authorities have captured an inmate who escaped this morning.

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