Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

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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Evelyn Odom

Sept. 27 around 3 p.m., the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force conducted a traffic stop in Groves, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release. It was discovered that the driver, Evelyn Odom, 44, from Nederland had outstanding warrants and was driving with a suspended driver’s license.

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Sept. 27 at 7:20 p.m., Jefferson County Narcotics Officers served a narcotics search warrant at in the 300 block of South 4th Street in Nederland, a house has been a continued nuisance to the community, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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