jefferson county

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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Interstate 10 in Jefferson County proved to be a dangerous place, with three separate accidents involving 18-wheelers, with one including a fatality, occurring Tuesday, Aug. 21. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported the three separate incidents with all three causing road closures. The first two incidents happened in opposite sides of traffic near Gator Country and occurred within roughly an hour of each other.

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A second multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

According to a press release by the Department of Public Safety, initial reports indicate that a commercial motor vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 followed by a 2009 Suzuki passenger vehicle.  The driver of the Suzuki rear-ended the 18-wheeler.  After the impact, the Suzuki was engulfed in flames.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Aug. 10 that Sidney Maxwell, 61, pled guilty to nine charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony, and one charge of indecency with a child by contact, a second-degree felony. Judge Raquel West accepted a plea agreement in the cases for 30 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in each aggravated sexual assault, and 20 years for the indecency with a child, to run concurrently.

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