Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

David Barona (left) and Ivan Link

Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested two men and seized approximately six kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop Feb. 7, Deputy Marcus McLellan reports. 

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On Jan. 31, at 10:39 p.m., Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam was a victim of a shooting in Houston, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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On Jan. 28, at about 12:50 a.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to Baptist Hospital, 3080 College Street, in reference to a victim of a stabbing, BPD PIO Haley Morrow reported.

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A group of apparently youthful vandals has been destroying inflatable Christmas decorations after dark in Mid-County, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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Forensics experts are examining bones in an attempt to identify human remains discovered by a Jefferson County landowner over the weekend, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO). 

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An armed man apparently attempting to escape arrest was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers Nov. 22, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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UPDATE 11-23-2016: The man killed has still not been identified, but both Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave per department policy, according to the most recent statement from JCSO PIO Marcus McLellan. The Harris County District Attorney's Office and the Texas Rangers are conducting the investigation.

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UPDATE Nov. 17, 4:23 p.m.: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office identified the suicide victim as Michael Anthony Griffin.

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Original story:

A man with out-of-state felony warrants reportedly committed suicide during a traffic stop in Jefferson County Nov. 17, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLelllan.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force discovered approximately 3 kilos (6.6. pounds) of cocaine during a traffic stop Oct. 24, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Port Arthur Police reported a man’s body was recovered from the waterway near Taylor’s Bayou Bridge the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 24.

The body was discovered after the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office received a call at 2:07 p.m. that “a person had gone underwater at the Taylor’s Bayou Bridge on Highway 73 in Port Arthur,” according to a JCSO release.

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