Murder

Joshua Jerrod Thomas

An appeal has been denied in the 2014 murder conviction for which Joshua Jerrod Thomas, 27, of Port Arthur is now serving a 60-year sentence.

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Derek Zagone and Bryan Winslow Phillips (inset)

A Beaumont man was shot and killed at a Texas City apartment complex September 7, reports Joe Stanton, captain with the Texas City Police Department, but before investigators could arrest the prime suspect in the murder, police say the gunman barricaded himself inside a Ke

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Staci Robinson is furious. She is angry because, according to her, if the Newton County District Attorney’s Office has its way, the murder charges pending against the man she believes to be responsible for her sister’s death could soon be dropped.

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A 23-year-old Port Arthur man is in jail after initially escaping arresting officers and later reportedly confessing to murder while in police custody on aggravated assault charges, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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Beaumont Police have arrested one of two suspects sought in the murder of a clerk working at a convenience store, reports the BPD.

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Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department are working to determine the identity of two men responsible for killing a clerk during a robbery attempt at a west end convenience store, BPD reports.

At about 12:17 a.m. on April 29, patrol officers responded to a holdup alarm at the Pick N Shop located in the 800 block of S. Major, according to a news release from BPD. When officers arrived, they discovered the 52-year-old clerk dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

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Raul Castaneda

A Beaumont man was arrested for murder after police say he shot and killed his wife over the weekend, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Marylou Garcia

U.S. Marshals located and arrested 25-year-old Marylou Garcia for her connection in the aggravated kidnapping case of a juvenile, which police say is connected to the January murder of Lamar student Rhydan Bolton.

Marylou Garcia was taken into custody March 12, the day after her cousin, 17-year-old Rogelio Garcia, was also arrested for aggravated kidnapping.

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Suspects Rogelio Garcia, Orlando Garcia, Darren Spikes and Kristofer Garcia

Four men are in custody in connection with the Jan. 19 murder of a 20-year-old Lamar student and a related kidnapping.

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Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman reports deputies with his office shut down an illegal gambling operation in Evadale, seizing three "eight-liners" and cash in the process.

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