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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Jan. 11 that Vanessa Ann Davis, 56, was sentenced by Judge Raquel West to 18 years in Texas prison following trial in the 252nd District Court.

Shortly before 7 a.m. on July 5, 2015, Port Arthur Police, Fire, and EMS responded to reports of a major vehicle crash near the intersection of Gulfway Drive and 9th Avenue. A Buick Lesabre, driven by Vanessa Ann Davis, had flipped after hitting a brick flower bed and crashed into a light pole in a parking lot.

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Multiple vehicles have been burglarized in Groves, according to the Groves Police Department.

Seven vehicle burglaries were reported in the 5300 block of Gulfway Drive on Dec. 16.

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One man died in a auto pedestrian accident in Port Arthur, city spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Willie Ford III, 24, of Port Arthur for fleeing a police officer Feb.18 and starting a fire at an apartment on Gulfway Drive on Feb. 19.

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Port Arthur police are searching for a suspect that robbed a pizza delivery driver in Port Arthur, PAPD Field Operations Lieutenant Jeremy Lloyd said in a release on Dec. 4.

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A 17 year old boy was injured in a drive by shooting on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, PAPD Sergeant Shawn Perron said in a release.

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A suspect attempted to steal a bike at a gas station in Port Arthur but suffered head injuries.

Port Arthur police officers received a 911 call about an assault in progress at the CITGO station on 1200 Gulfway Drive on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 12:13 a.m. They discovered an injured man in the parking lot, who had attempted to steal the bicycle.

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Saturday, Oct. 1 about 4 p.m., several 911 calls came into the Port Arthur Police Department reporting an accident with injuries at Gulfway Drive and San Antonio Avenue.

Officers responding to the scene discovered a GMC pickup that collided with a Toyota, trapping four people inside.

PAPD freed three injured people from the Toyota, but the other passenger was deceased. Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam identified the deceased as Bridgette Miles-Davis, 57, of Port Arthur.

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A drug deal gone wrong that led to murder in Port Arthur resulted in a 40-year-sentence for a 20-year-old man, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announced July 8. According to a the DA's office, Logan Carter was sentenced Friday in the shooting death of 42-year-old Michael Blanchard that occurred on September 29, 2015.

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