jefferson county

Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Aug. 20 that Charles Grant, 52, of Beaumont, pled guilty to three cases of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Judge Raquel West followed the plea agreement between the state and Grant and sentenced Grant to 45 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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Kelly Daws speaks with her lawyer

UPDATE: Kelly Daws has been found guilty and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.  

A trial is underway for 47-year-old Kelly Daws, who allegedly conspired with her boyfriend, 48-year- old Joal Riley, to murder her estranged husband, ex- Port Arthur Police Officer Jerry Daws. This trial comes after Riley was sentenced to serve seven years for aggravated assault in May 2018, stemming from the stabbing of Officer Daws in December 2016. 

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Just weeks after an arrest in Orange for apparent PCP-related intoxication, Brittany Lacole McLeod, aka Britteny McLeod, 32, has been indicated on state jail felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for a separate crime reportedly also related to PCP.

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Two men are behind bars in Jefferson County following a traffic stop initiated by a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy on Saturday, Feb. 2 at about 3:50 p.m.

According to information from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, a black Chevy Malibu was stopped on Interstate 10 near Smith road for speeding. The driver, identified as Bryan Roy, 30, of Vidor, was found to have an outstanding warrant for felony theft of a motor vehicle out of Louisiana. 

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Two Louisiana residents where arrested on Saturday, Jan. 12, after an attempted traffic stop lead to a car chase spanning three counties. 

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Examiner file photo

Three of seven suspects are in custody after two car chases led to one group of suspects to be apprehended the morning of Thursday, Jan. 10.

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The Beaumont Police Department, Port Arthur Police Department, Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office and Lamar Institute of Technology are joining together to host the Citizen’s Police Academy starting Thursday, Jan. 24.

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Floyd

During the Jefferson County Commissioners Court meeting Dec. 17, County Judge Jeff Branick and commissioners recognized the service of two elected officials and a staff member retiring at the end of the year in Judges Donald Floyd and Nancy Beaulieu, as well as Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector employee Gwen Green.

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Daigle

A Hamshire man arrested in Chambers County on Dec. 12 for burglary was indicted seven days later on Dec. 19 by a Jefferson County grand jury for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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A Hamshire man arrested in Chambers County on Dec. 12 for burglary was indicted seven days later on Dec. 19 by a Jefferson Grand Jury for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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