jefferson county

Debbon Lyons

Beaumont Police Detectives released a statement asking for assistance in locating 34-year-old Beaumont man, Debbon Lyons, who is wanted on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant out of Jefferson County. 

Beaumont Police Department wrote that he was last seen with an unknown male in a silver 4-door vehicle, possibly a Honda or Toyota. Police report that Lyons is considered armed and dangerous and may be trying to hide at his sister's house in Houston.

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At 12:48 p.m. on Oct. 29, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Marine Division was notified by the Coast Guard that a fisherman had located a body in the Neches River near Sabine Pass. JCSO Marine Deputies recovered the body. An autopsy has been ordered and JCSO Detectives are investigating at this time. The body has been identified as 53-year-old Douglas Joseph Schwartz of Beaumont.

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Ship channel expansion on pace for 2019

Championing for the economic stability and growth of Southeast Texas, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick has been granted support and a tentative $800 million in funding for hurricane levee improvements and deepening the Sabine-Neches Waterway – a feat that will not only create a projected thousands of new, permanent jobs in Jefferson County but also spur ancillary growth anticipated to nearly double the waterway’s impact on the nation over the life of the project. 

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According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, preliminary reports in the Oct. 16 accident indicate that a 2003 Buick passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on SH 73. Due to the wet road conditions, the vehicle hydroplaned and the driver lost control. The vehicle struck the inside guardrail, which disabled the vehicle in the roadway. A Chrysler 200 and a Toyota SUV were traveling westbound on SH 73 and stopped in the roadway to avoid colliding with the wrecked vehicle.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Thursday, Oct. 11, that Kenrick Devonne Johnson, 37, to fifteen year sin prison by State Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County. 

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Allison Nathan Getz, Jefferson County Voter Registrar, has announced that individuals who wish to vote in the Nov. 6 election must register or make necessary corrections to their name and/or address, on or before Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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From the Jefferson County District Attorney's office: Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Monday, Oct. 1, that Judge Raquel West sentenced Clifton Cisco, 35, to 20 years in prison for Possession of Child Pornography.

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A multi-vehicle crash on I-10 resulted in the death of 45-year-old Lake Charles man Dennis Carlin the morning of Thursday, Sept. 20.

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A 21-year-old Mexican national living in Liberty, Texas, has been indicted and charged with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Sept. 5.

Juan Carlos Saucedo-Meza was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with kidnapping.

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Alfred Marqueal Smith

Alfred Marqueal Smith, a 42-year-old Beaumont man, was arrested on two counts of sexual assault after Beaumont Police Officers responded to the 6300 block of Chinn Lane in reference to two girls that had been kidnapped Monday, September 3, at 2:23 a.m.

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