jefferson county

Brittian Doyle Kerr

One of Hardin County’s “Most Wanted” is off the streets thanks to Jefferson County deputies and the utilization of Beaumont Police Department’s Crime Stoppers.

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The suspect in yesterday’s shooting in Fannett has been identified as 35-year-old Matthew Earl Smith of Hamshire. Smith was charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million bond in relation to the death of 51-year-old Cole Dupuy of Fannett, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in Fannett that left one man dead.

According to a news release from JCSO, the office received a call at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, regarding a shooting in the 15000 block of Boondocks Rd. The caller told police a pedestrian flagged him down and told the caller he had been involved in a shooting. The actor remained with the caller until deputies arrived.

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Sheriff’s deputies and medical examiners are still working to identify a man who was found dead floating on the Neches River south of the Interstate 10 Purple Heart Memorial Bridge on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

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According to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, an inmate at the county correctional facility apparently strangled himself to death while alone in his cell.

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UPDATE: The body that was located in the Neches River on May 16, 2013, has been positively identified as Jose

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Jefferson County Commissioners approved measures to go forward with the Pleasure Island Revised Breakwater Project and proclaimed May 4 through 12 “National Travel and Tourism Week” at a May 6 meeting at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a dangerous fugitive, 23-year-old Carlos Efren Rodriguez. According to information from JCSO, the known gang member is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and should be considered armed and dangerous. No attempt should be made to detain him.

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