jefferson county

Aggravated Perjury charges have been filed against Michael Outley and Clarence Griffin, both of Beaumont. The charges arose out of their testimony in the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County on November 2, 2015. Prosecutors allege that in an attempt to secure a new trial for Outley, both Outley and Griffin testified to facts, which were found to be untrue and fabricated.

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Baylor Wortham

Federal prosecutor Baylor Wortham is set to announce his candidacy as the Democratic candidate for Judge of the 136th District Court in Jefferson County at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1149 Pearl Street, at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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Ray Beck stood on the steps of the Jecourthouse to announce his candidacy.

With Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods recently announcing that he won’t be running after his current term is complete, 38-year law enforcement veteran and certified Master Peace Officer Ray Beck has announced his candidacy for sheriff.

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Jefferson County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Cory Crenshaw

Citing more than 100 years of case law, administrative Judge Olen Underwood has refused to force Jefferson County Court at Law No.

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Effective October 1, 2015 the Jefferson County Jail will no longer be collecting municipal bonds or fines for the City of Beaumont.

Beaumont municipal bonds and fines will be collected at the Municipal Court at 700 Orleans Street.

Persons posting bond or paying fines to have someone released from jail will need to go to the door on the Forsythe side and push the 911 button for assistance, and must know the defendant’s name and date of birth. The exact amount must be paid in cash only, as no change will be given.

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Tyaus Roy Wells

The Jefferson County Fugitive Warrant Division is requesting the community’s assistance in locating a dangerous fugitive. Tyaus Roy Wells, 18, is wanted in a series of robberies in the Avenues Area of Beaumont. The crimes have become more aggressive, according to the sheriff’s office. The latest crime, which occurred in the 2100 Block of Victoria, involved a firearm and beating requiring hospitalization of the victim with a broken jaw, broken eye socket and numerous lacerations.

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Members of the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron work through the night.

While many have a difficult time remembering individual storms that have affected Southeast Texas over the years, others have them seared into their memories forever.

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Cody Melton

Accused kidnapper Cody Melton, 35, was indicted Sept. 16 on aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault family violence charges after the Beaumont man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and abducted her 4-year-old child in Jefferson County on Aug. 25.

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Kenneth Wayne Banks Jr., Shawn David Dages Jr. and Clarence James Richard

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies arrested three men after they allegedly broke into the home of an elderly resident in the 1900 block of North China Road in China on Sept. 15, Assistant Chief Deputy Rod Carroll reports. Deputies also discovered weapons and drugs on the suspects during a search of the vehicle believed to have been used in the burglary.

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A motorcycle crash in Jefferson County claimed the life of a Houston man Sept. 13, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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