jefferson county

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office needs the public's assistance in trying to identify a fraud suspect caught on tape.

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A 20 year old Beaumont, Texas man was sentenced to federal prison for violating the terms of his probation in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 13.

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After discovering kilos of cocaine and bundles of marijuana along the shoreline at the beach, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office warned people celebrating the July 4 holiday on the waterfront to call law enforcement if they see any of the drugs and to beware of dangerous toxins possibly seeping from the potentially perilous packages.

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A 67-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 8.

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The Jefferson County Go Texan Committee, a subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, will announced its annual scholarship recipients Tuesday night at Courville’s in Beaumont. Rebekah Maxwell, Reaud Honors College Coordinator at Lamar University, was the featured speaker.

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An immate at the Jefferson County Jail died in custody, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Captain Crystal Holmes, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine what caused the 70-year-old man's death. 

In a news release, Capt. Holmes indicated that an inmate in the medical infirmary reported that his bunk mate was unresponsive at about 6:30 a.m. June 4. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS. They continued CPR until EMS arrived and took over. The inmate was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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While following up on complaints from neighbors, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Officers executing a search warrant at the Hillcrest Apartment in Nederland discovered large amounts of hydrocodone and synthetic marijuana, along with more than $13,000 in currency and multiple weapons, reports Captain Crystal Holems.

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On May 23, at about 11 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash on I-10 in Jefferson County, about ten miles west of Beaumont, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. 

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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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Jerry McDaniel, Eric Hernandez and Anthony M. Gants

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