photo by Clay Thorp

When BPD officer Joshua Jackson first came upon the Paradise Market in the 1000 block of Washington Boule­vard to find 34-year-old April Danna bleeding profusely and begging for him to save her life, the 4-year midnight shift officer said the police-issue rain coat he used to try and stop Dan­na’s bleeding did little to keep the mortally wounded Danna alive

Jaylan Rochard Williams (center) and Christopher Wayne Robin (inset)

Update: March 21, 2014


Christopher Robin has been found guilty by a jury during lunch on Friday, March 21. 

Joe Frederick Hawkins

UPDATE: Beaumont police have apprehended 26-year-old Joe Frederick Hawkins of Beaumont who was wanted as a suspect in a triple homicide that took place over the weekend. If convicted, Hawkins faces the death penalty for capital murder. A Port Arthur woman has been charged with hindering his apprehension.



A Port Arthur woman has been charged with murdering her ex-husband after he allowed her to move in when she was homeless.

Gayle Annette Waller, 52, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Jan. 30 for murder, a first-degree felony.

Gayle Annette Waller

Port Arthur Police report they arrested 52-year-old Gayle Annette Waller on Nov. 3 after discovering the body of her ex-husband, 59-year-old Daniel Lee Dubois, on Nov. 2, nearly a week after the man was stabbed to death.


A 32-year-old Vidor, Texas man was sentenced today for his role in a March 2011 murder committed in furtherance of the SWS criminal enterprise in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today, Oct. 28.

Kenny Don Stanley pleaded guilty on June 25, 2013, to murder in aid of racketeering and was sentenced to life in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

John Mason Broadway

A Groves man has pleaded guilty to murdering his close friend in a drug-fueled rage.

Cody Hokett died from a shotgun wound to the chest suffered at John Mason Broadway's former residence at 3131 Cleveland St. in Groves.

Broadway, 27, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 6, 2012, for first degree murder in Hokett's death.

Erica Parrott

Three Vidor residents have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges related to their association with a “white’s only” criminal enterprise that engaged in methamphetamine distribution and murder in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S.

Ray Anthony Grant

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 6:48 p.m. officers responded to a report of a shooting victim in front of a residence in the 2500 block of N. 10th St. in Beaumont. Witnesses stated that the shooter left walking eastbound on Hoover Street toward N. Ninth Street.

Cameron Charles Frank, 23, has been identified as a suspect.

UPDATE: Detectives have identified one of the suspects in the Aug. 20 murder of Kendra Crump. In a press release, the Beaumont Police Department said police are currently attempting to locate Cameron Charles Frank, a 23-year-old Beaumont resident.