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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an early morning shooting in Cheek that left one local resident injured.

In a news release, JCSO reported receiving a call regarding shots fired in the area of Blewett Road and Second Street in Cheek at about 5:38 a.m. on Dec. 18. Upon reaching the area, investigators found a local resident who told them he had been shot in the shoulder by an unknown individual. The man told deputies he got into his truck to flee, but then lost control and crashed into the yard of another local resident.

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Memorial High School Choir, Jefferson County Christmas tree and Tree of Angels

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick welcomed the community, along with county commissioners, and courthouse staff, to the annual Christmas tree lighting in the lobby of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 1. 

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced Nov. 18 that the May term grand jury decided to take no action against a Port Arthur police officer who had been charged in a misdemeanor assault case.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is warning Southeast Texans about a new “spoofing” scam active in the area, and said residents should be suspicious of any phone calls they might receive with “Jefferson County Courthouse” showing up as the name on the caller ID.

Caller ID spoofing allows a caller to masquerade as someone else by falsifying the number that appears on the recipient’s caller ID display; originally used by collection agencies, it was outlawed in 2010.

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Abbott

Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced Friday, Oct. 31, the addition of a new partner agency to the multi-jurisdictional Task Force.  Attorney General of Texas Greg Abbott will dedicate resources from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to investigate and prosecute crimes related to Medicaid fraud which are uncovered by the Task Force.  The mission of the Task Force remains to investigate and prosecute major crimes – more specifically, violent crime and crimes related to the abuse of public trust.

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UPDATE: Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies report on Oct. 29 that Kendrick Leron Malbrough has been apprehended.

Original story:

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating a suspect they are calling a "dangerous wanted fugitive."

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Press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office:

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Scott Allen Wills, Jr., 23, of Beaumont, has been sentenced to 70 years in prison following his conviction yesterday by a Jefferson County jury.

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Jefferson County announced the mailing of the 2014 tax bills Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Tax Office collects for 27 jurisdictions that include the county, cities, school districts and special districts located throughout Jefferson County. The 2014 tax levy for all 27 jurisdictions is $528,355,018. There are 152,823 different accounts on the tax roll.

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A Jefferson County resident was injured when his leg was impaled by a tree limb while brush hogging, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports.
According to a news release from JCSO officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Steinhagen Road in Labelle on Oct. 20 after receiving a call from the injured man. He advised that a tree limb had impaled his leg after being propelled by the brush-hog. Members of the Labelle/Fannett Fire/EMS and JCSO deputies responded to the scene..

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