jefferson county

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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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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Debbon Lyons

Beaumont Police Detectives released a statement asking for assistance in locating 34-year-old Beaumont man, Debbon Lyons, who is wanted on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant out of Jefferson County. 

Beaumont Police Department wrote that he was last seen with an unknown male in a silver 4-door vehicle, possibly a Honda or Toyota. Police report that Lyons is considered armed and dangerous and may be trying to hide at his sister's house in Houston.

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At 12:48 p.m. on Oct. 29, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Marine Division was notified by the Coast Guard that a fisherman had located a body in the Neches River near Sabine Pass. JCSO Marine Deputies recovered the body. An autopsy has been ordered and JCSO Detectives are investigating at this time. The body has been identified as 53-year-old Douglas Joseph Schwartz of Beaumont.

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Ship channel expansion on pace for 2019

Championing for the economic stability and growth of Southeast Texas, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick has been granted support and a tentative $800 million in funding for hurricane levee improvements and deepening the Sabine-Neches Waterway – a feat that will not only create a projected thousands of new, permanent jobs in Jefferson County but also spur ancillary growth anticipated to nearly double the waterway’s impact on the nation over the life of the project. 

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According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, preliminary reports in the Oct. 16 accident indicate that a 2003 Buick passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on SH 73. Due to the wet road conditions, the vehicle hydroplaned and the driver lost control. The vehicle struck the inside guardrail, which disabled the vehicle in the roadway. A Chrysler 200 and a Toyota SUV were traveling westbound on SH 73 and stopped in the roadway to avoid colliding with the wrecked vehicle.

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