Jefferson County District Attorney's Office

District Attorney Bob Wortham announced June 12 that Allen James Hancock, 32, of Beaumont has been found guilty of capital murder by a jury in the Criminal District Court, The Honorable John B. Stevens presiding.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced May 23 in a release that Joe Mitchell Carry Jr., 36, of Beaumont was sentenced to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the May 2, 2015, aggravated assault of a Beaumont couple.

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Following an argument and rebuffed attempts to gain entry to his mother’s home, Port Arthur police allege, 26-year-old Allen Lowe made good on threats to “burn his mother’s home.”

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that a Jefferson County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Johnny Ray Matlock, 23, of Silsbee, Texas, with continuous trafficking of persons.

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Wilbert Frank

Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Feb. 27 that Wilbert Anthony Frank, 29, of Port Arthur pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to commit aggravated assault, a first degree felony offense. The guilty plea was entered shortly before jury selection was to begin.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Feb. 24 that Ramon Anthony Montoya, 31, of Beaumont, Texas, was found guilty by a jury for the first-degree offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The jury assessed Montoya’s punishment at 99 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and Montoya was formally sentenced by Judge John B. Stevens, Jr.

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The Beaumont Independent School District engaged the firm of Weaver and Tidwell to conduct a forensic audit regarding the 2007 bond issue to find repairs of existing infrastructure and to construct new buildings, including a multipurpose sports venue, Assistant District Attorney Tommy Turner said in a press release Feb. 2.

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After multiple financial audits that analysts had to qualify with exceptions, the Beaumont Independent School District is being presented the first “unqualified audit” of its finances since Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams ousted the elected Board of Trustees amid allegations of gross mismanagement and installed a Board of Managers to oversee BISD’s affairs in July 2014.

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Royce Davis

Sentenced to 50 years in prison for the death of a lonely widow, the prosecutor says murderer Royce Earl Davis, Jr. took financial advantage of his victim before taking her life.

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Thomas Thien Nguyen

A Beaumont man charged with shooting and killing 19-year-old Marcus Simon, of Beaumont, plead guilty to murder and two counts of aggravated assault Monday, Sept. 29, announced Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

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