jefferson county

Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County will work alongside Lowe’s volunteers and all-female construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 2-6. Habitat’s National Women Build Week invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.

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Arron Cotton

Held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail for a little over three years, accused armed robber and capital murderer Aaron Cotton has been all but relieved of the charges that have been pending against him since 2013.

Cotton was arrested in February 2014 and charged with capital murder in the August 2013 shooting death of Kendra Crump at the Knight’s Inn motel in Beaumont, as well as the aggravated robbery of her alleged backpage.com pimp, Jeremy Spears.

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On April 8, at about 8:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a plane crash in an open field on McDermand Road, near FM 365, in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported.

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick

Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2017 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Spokane, Wash., and this year’s recipient in the local/private citizen category is Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick.

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Alisa Boutte

Wednesday, March 21, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office released the indictment handed up by a grand jury March 15 alleging Beaumont Independent School District special education teacher Alisa Boutte committed third-degree felony theft by taking money from the parents of students at Central High School while acting in an official capacity.

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The Jefferson County Narcotics Taskforce, with the assistance of the United States Postal Inspector, conducted an controlled delivery operation March 22 that uncovered a large quantity of mail order drugs and arrested a Port Neches woman during the sting, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

According to JCSO, investigators identified a package they believed contained synthetic drugs that was to be delivered to a residence in Port Neches. Investigators tested the contents of the package, and they tested positive for the chemicals used in the synthetic drugs.

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Police in Conroe arrested a man suspected in several airplane burglaries, including thefts from multiple aircraft at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

According to a news release from JCSO, an airplane sitting on the tarmac at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport was broken into on Saturday, March 11.  The suspect then broke into a hangar and burglarized several planes and a vehicle inside the hangar. Evidence discovered at the scene assisted in locating the suspect, JCSO stated in the news release. 

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Forrest Mabry

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Beaumont man March 13 who is a suspect in multiple burglaries, and recovered 15 grams of methamphetamine during the subsequent investigation, reports Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Captain Crystal Holmes.

According to a news release from Holmes, at about 2:30 p.m., deputies stopped a black Mitsubishi matching the description of a vehicle involved in several Beaumont burglaries highlighted on Crimestoppers.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is warning local residents about a phishing scam targeting the area and citing a lawsuit, ironically, involving a fishing and bait company.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is crediting the community for the March 9 arrest of a man suspected of selling drugs out of his Nederland home and for getting him “off the street,” reports Captain Crystal Holmes.

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