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On Sunday June 4, around 6:30 a.m., an inmate in the medical infirmary of the Jefferson County Correctional Facility reported that his bunkmate, a 70 year old white male, was unresponsive. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS.  They continued the CPR until EMS arrived and took over. 

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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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On March 28, at about 4:40 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a call of a possible robbery in progress and a man brandishing a handgun, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release. The suspect was then seen leaving the complex in a vehicle, and a description of the vehicle was given to officers.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who died in the book-in area of the office on March 18 as 33-year-old Byron James Sessions of Nederland.

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On Feb. 15 at 3:04 p.m., Port Arthur Police Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting victim at Prince Hall Village Apartments, 914 W.14th Street, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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On Jan. 27 at approximately 6:51 p.m., Port Arthur Police Department officers were dispatched to the Prince Hall Village Apartments in reference to locating a suspect, Kaleb Deand're Angelle, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Jefferson County, according to a PAPD release. 

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Port Arthur Police responded to a disturbance at Port Arthur Park Apartments on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3:49 a.m.

Officers discovered a 39 year old black man who suffered a head injury from a baseball bat. He was transported to St. Elizabeth's hospital for treatment. The suspect was also located and arrested for aggravated assault and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for booking.

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A Beaumont woman was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on two counts of attempted burglary Sept. 9 after she allegedly tried to break into multiple residences, one occupied a woman and children, reports Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumont Police Department.

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A 39-year-old Beaumont woman is behind bars at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility after police say she stabbed her common-law husband in the chest, Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley reports. 

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A major single-vehicle accident in Port Arthur resulted in an intoxication assault arrest and critically injured a passenger of the lone truck involved after she was flung from the vehicle and thrown onto a wrought-iron fence, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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