Judge Larry Gist

Daniel Adam Billingsley

Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that Daniel Adam Billingsley, 37, was found guilty by a jury on three cases of aggravated sexual assault of a child on July 13, 2018. Billingsley elected for the Court to assess punishment, and Judge Larry Gist sentenced Billingsley to 50 years in the Institutional Division of Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Judge Gist ordered for two of the cases to run concurrent and for the third case to run consecutive, resulting in a 100-year sentence.

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Cody Ford

State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County Feb. 22 accepted a jury verdict and sentenced Cody Sherrod Ford, 29, to 10 years in prison, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham. 

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Clifton “JR” Barkin

UPDATE: Not guilty: Jury accepts self-defense rationale in Mother’s Day stabbing

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A Beaumont woman police and prosecutors say murdered her fiancé over a bad Mother’s Day gift in 2012 was in court this week claiming she acted in self-defense rather than out of malice.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Thursday, Jan. 29, that Tyrone Gilbert of Port Arthur was found guilty of the first degree felony offense of murder in Judge Larry Gist’s Court.   According to a press release, a jury took a little over two hours to deliberate before returning a guilty verdict following a two-day trial.

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Family, friends and colleagues gathered for an announcement in Judge John Stevens’ court Monday, Aug. 18. Judge Larry Gist, senior district judge presiding over the Jefferson County Drug Impact Court, learned that day he had been chosen to receive the prestigious State Bar of Texas Lifetime Achievement Award.

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