Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Justin Dean | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A suspect listed as a transient with ties to to Mississippi has been arrested after a manhunt in China during the night on Nov. 21, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) said in a statement.

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Eric Joseph Scott | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A Nederland resident was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Nov. 15 for continuous sexual abuse of a child and aggravated child sexual assault, according to court documents.

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Diante Malik Burrell | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A Port Arthur man arrested in connection with a recent fatal shooting admitted to shooting the victim in the chest, according to documents obtained from the Port Arthur Police Department.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of scams over the past few weeks, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a statement.

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Willie Paul Rideaux | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Handgun seized during investigation | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 1 around 11 a.m., narcotics detectives from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office investigated a narcotics complaint in the 4300 block of Houston Street in Beaumont.

Detectives conducted surveillance in the area near a specific house. Detectives stopped a vehicle leaving the house for a traffic violation on Marie Street.

During the traffic stop, Detectives observed a semi auto handgun in the vehicle. The driver was identified as Willie Paul Rideaux, 38, of Beaumont. Rideaux is a convicted felon and prohibited by law to be in possession of a firearm.

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On Oct. 18, at 8:40 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and SWAT conducted a search warrant in the 3100 block of Thomas Boulevard in Port Arthur, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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2015 Chevy Tahoe that looks like unmarked patrol vehicle | Photo: Jefferson Coun

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance in investigating a vehicle that may be used to impersonate police.

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Law enforcement chased a suspect that began in Houston and ended near Winnie on Oct. 12, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy Marcus McLellan said in a release.

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Two Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) deputies received awards from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for the officers' dedication to get drunk drivers off the streets. 

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On Sept. 27, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office investigators were able to conduct surveillance on two fugitives. After a lengthy surveillance at two separate locations, both suspects were arrested without incident.

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