Murder

George Arlin Beers | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Human remains discovered just east of Winnie last December have been identified as a murder victim, Jefferson County Sheriff Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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When pregnant mother Kera Teel was shot and killed in June, the Southeast Texas community was stunned and police relentlessly pursued numerous leads in an attempt to identify and apprehend the perpetrators who fled the scene following the abhorrent act.

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According to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, on Monday, Nov. 6, 30-year-old Arthur Ray Rogers Jr. pleaded guilty to murdering 31-year-old Joshua Jerome Green on May 11, 2015. This case was investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Mike Laird. Rogers has not yet been sentenced for the crime, but he is awaiting his fate while in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail, where he has been held since Aug. 15.

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Police in Orange are investigating the death of a 28-year-old woman and have arrested a man identified as her boyfriend for murder, Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon reported Oct. 25.

Earlier the same day at about 1:16 p.m., officers responded to #2 East Sunset in reference to an unresponsive female. Upon arrival to the scene, officers found medical staff attending to Stormy Stanley, who was unconscious and unresponsive. Stanley was transported to the South East Texas Medical Center by ambulance. She was pronounced deceased at 3:49 p.m. 

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Stormy Stanley

Police in Orange are investigating the death of a 28-year-old woman and have arrested a man identified as her boyfriend for murder, Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon reported Oct. 25.

Earlier the same day at about 1:16 p.m., officers responded to #2 East Sunset in reference to an unresponsive female. Upon arrival to the scene, officers found medical staff attending to Stormy Stanley, who was unconscious and unresponsive. Stanley was transported to the South East Texas Medical Center by ambulance. She was pronounced deceased at 3:49 p.m. 

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Elizabeth Ann Taylor | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 5:22 p.m., Beaumont Police received a call in reference to a victim of a shooting in the 3900 block of Eastex Freeway, Beaumont Police Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release. 

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Students' tributes to Tristan Dilley (inset) | Facebook.com photos

Students at Silsbee High School wore purple Tuesday, Oct. 3 to mark what would have been Tristan Dilley’s 15th birthday, Assistant Principal David Biddle confirmed.

Dilley's death was discovered Sunday, Oct. 1, amid mysterious circumstances.

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A 26-year-old Beaumont man arrested for killing a homeless woman in June has been indicted on capital murder charges by a Jefferson County Grand Jury Sept. 26.

Brandon Julian Coleman has been charged with the capital murder of 54-year-old Catherine Dungan, who was found bound at a local park and who had been sexually assaulted before being strangled to death.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Sept. 25 that Adam Emanuel Fuller, 36, pleaded guilty to murder in the January 6, 2015, shooting death of 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips of Beaumont.

Following the shooting, the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) reported that Phillips was discovered dead by his roommate at their shared residence in the 1300 block of Central Drive in Beaumont. Initial reports of the murder indicated that after waking from a nap, Phillips’ roommate found him unresponsive and bleeding profusely before calling 911 at 9:42 p.m.

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A 24-year-old Beaumont man is facing murder charges after he was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 20.

Police responded to the 3700 block of Grand Street in reference to a shooting victim at about 11 p.m. on June 29, according to the probable cause (PC) affidavit for arrest. Upon arrival at the scene, they discovered a deceased male victim with gunshot wounds lying in the grassy area near the apartment complex. Police identified the man as 35-year-old Cedathion Rashard Dill. 

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