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Lumberton Police warned residents on Facebook that three vehicles and "numerous" auto burglaries took place during the night of Jan. 8 to Jan. 9.

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Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham has a message for unregistered sex offenders looking for a place to hide: stay away from Southeast Texas.

“I really think sexual predators should find somewhere else to go,” Wortham said, adding that unregistered sex offenders in Jefferson County would be prosecuted for failing to register and for failing to change their address within seven days of moving. They face third-degree felony charges and punishment ranging from two to 10 years behind bars.

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Robyne Renai Mitchell | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A nursing home employee was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury indicted Robyne Renai Mitchell on Nov. 8 for knowingly causing bodily injury to a disabled patient.

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Nikki Jones

Former Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Sabine Neches Region executive director Elena Nicole “Nikki” Jones was indicted by a grand jury in Orange County on felony theft charges Oct. 12 related to more than $10,000 in unauthorized credit card charges she is alleged to have made under the nonprofit’s name.

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A Jefferson County Grand Jury indicted 39-year-old Walter Cobey Wilson of Beaumont, who goes by the nickname “Mudd,” for injury to an elderly person after he allegedly assaulted a 68-year-old woman in her apartment April 30 of this year.

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A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy discovered 18 bottles of suspected codeine, a small amount of marijuana and a couple of colorful pills during a traffic stop on I-10 eastbound Aug. 19, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan. 

According to McLellan, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brigitte Hazleton was working traffic on I-10 eastbound at about 12:30 p.m. when he stopped a silver Chrysler 300 at mile marker 847 for speeding.

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State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County accepted a jury verdict and sentenced John Toran, 40, to 25 years in prison on May 22, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham.

Information presented in court indicates that on April 5, 2016, Beaumont Police Officers R. Dommert and C. Wier were conducting a routine traffic stop in Beaumont. John Toran, the defendant, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Pursuant to a consensual search of the vehicle, the officers discovered 34 grams of concealed cocaine. 

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Police in Jasper arrested one man after discovering a large amount of methamphetamine, crack cocaine and marijuana while executing a search warrant for his residence, reports CID Lt. GW Foster. 

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A Beaumont man has been arrested and was indicted March 8 for his suspected role in a game room robbery that occurred Jan. 4, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

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A Richmond, Texas man wanted on charges of continuous aggravated sexual assault died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being stopped by officers at the Travel Inn at 2690 Interstate 10 East in Beaumont following a vehicular pursuit of the armed suspect, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Cody Guedry. 

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