A 59-year-old Beaumont man is dead and a reportedly mentally ill resident of a rental home where the victim was working, a 34-year-old Beaumont man, is in custody for stabbing the man to death on Monday, April 7.


Two of three men wanted in relation to a murder investigation in Jefferson County are in custody as of April 7, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies report, and the search is on for the third man, 27-year-old Cody Jamar Lewis of Beaumont, who should be considered armed and dangerous. The murder investigation was initiated as the result of a body discovered on South China Road in China on Saturday morning, April 5.

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.