Murder

According to the Public Information Officer with Port Arthur Police Department, on Sept. 29, at approximately 10:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to a major accident in the area of 1700 T.B. Ellison on Pleasure Island. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive victim within a vehicle that had struck a guardrail at this location, later identified as Khoa Dang Nguyen, 33, of Nederland. Nguyen sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Davis Walters

According to Officer Haley Morrow with the Beaumont Police Department, on Sunday, September 30 at 12:16 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a disturbance at 3155 French Rd. While Officers were in route, dispatch advised that the suspect, later identified as Davis Walters (a 36-year-old Beaumont resident. Pictured below) was stabbing the victim in the parking lot. As officers arrived, they observed the suspect attempting to leave in a vehicle. Walters was taken into custody at the scene. Beaumont EMS responded and pronounced the victim, 23-year-old Kiana Joubert, deceased.

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Keenan Ledoux

Following an Aug. 29 Orange County Grand Jury indictment alleging 19-year-old Keenan Ledoux murdered 46-year-old Gregory Paul Goldsmith, the Vidor Police Department placed the teen under arrest. Ledoux was transported to the Orange County Jail, where he was held on a bond of $100,000.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a July 25 shooting that left a 49-year-old man dead.

Officer with the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) responded to a call reporting shots fired at the Prince Hall Village Apartments at 914 W. 14th St. in Port Arthur at 10:22 p.m. The officers were soon informed a subject had been shot at the location.

Upon arrival to the apartment complex, officers found the male victim, identified as Floyd Dergent, apparently deceased and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Police caught and arrested a third suspect June 8 in relation to the May 9 murder of Nederland resident Michael Legg, Chief Gary Porter reports. 

Officers investigating an alert from a Ring security system at a residence on Beauxart Garden Road May 9 found 40-year-old Michael Legg deceased at a neighboring home, determined by police to be the result of foul play. The Ring video supplied by the caller reporting the alert showed two distinctly male figures creeping across the porch of the home where the camera was installed. 

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Police in Beaumont are currently investigating the second fatal shooting on June 7, this one occurring at the Cypress Bend Apartments.

Beaumont Police Department Sgt. Cody Guedry reports that officers responded to the apartments, located at 1450 N. Major Drive in Beaumont, at nearly 10 p.m. Thursday night and arrived to find a victim on a stairwell in the apartment complex. The victim was non-responsive and had multiple gunshot wounds to the upper chest area. Beaumont EMS was on the scene and determined that the victim was deceased.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Friday, May 4, that a Jefferson County jury found Sean Lavergne, 30, of Beaumont guilty of murder in the September 12, 2015, death of Reggie Jokodolo. The trial was conducted in the 252nd District Court.

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Damon Marques Pierce

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 2:11 am, Beaumont police responded to Club Rumba at 3684 College St. in reference to a disturbance. Witnesses told officers that a fight broke out inside the club and continued in the parking lot. Multiple subjects retrieved firearms and began shooting at each other. Five people suffered gunshot wounds and one man, 27-year-old Ronald Livings, was killed. Beaumont police detectives interviewed many witnesses and through the course of their investigation, obtained a murder warrant for Damon Marques Pierce, a 21-year-old Port Arthur man. Monday, March 12, the U.S.

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Walter Stevens Jones

Police arrested a Port Arthur man for murder following a shooting at Avery Trace Apartments, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

According to a news release, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) detectives placed 20-year-old Walter Stevens Jones into custody today for the murder of 25-year-old Joseph Boudreaux, who was shot multiple times at the apartment complex March 16 at about 12:30 p.m. Boudreaux later died from his injuries.

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Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office have identified “mostly skeletal” remains found in Pinehurst woods in October 2017 as 22-year-old Nathaniel Allen Anderson, who was reported missing months earlier. Foul play is suspected.

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