machete

Suspects, one wielding a machete, robbed a woman on I-10 in Beaumont the same night a local convenience store was robbed at gunpoint, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Morrow.

According to Morrow, at 10:55 p.m., officers responded to the first of two aggravated robberies reported on Sept. 18. In that incident, the victim stated that a suspect brandishing a machete demanded her property. She said she had been accosted by two males in a white SUV.

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Xavier Ardoin

Standing before Jefferson County 252nd District Court Judge Raquel West on Monday, Nov. 28, 28-year-old Xavier Ardoin admitted guilt in the July 2016 death and dismemberment of a small kitten that had been abandoned at a Beaumont apartment complex where the defendant stayed. The less than 2-month-old cat had been decapitated, its head mounted in the apartment’s courtyard, and the body tossed in a nearby ditch.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies responded to an altercation between two men involving a machete on May 1 at about 4 p.m., OCSO reports.

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