Murder

While investigating a call regarding a disturbance on Pine Street in Orange, officers discovered the body of a young man who had apparently been shot in the chest, reports Capt. Robert Enmon of the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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Charlsie Rebecca Jones

The Jefferson County grand jury indicted 9th Court of Appeals employee Charlsie Rebecca Jones in the murder of her husband, Lee Matthew Jones, according to information from the District Attorney’s Office presented Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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Beaumont man, Arthur Christopher Harmon, 23, was found guilty of the first-degree felony offense of murder and was sentenced to 45 years in prison, according to Assistant Jefferson County District Attorney Rachel Grove. The jury returned a guilty verdict after one-and-a-half hours of deliberations on Aug. 25.

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Germaine Joseph Jackson

He could have been given time-served – or he could have gone to prison for life. The jury decided somewhere in the middle.

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Kevin Moyer, Cody Lewis, Yiannis Mihail and Arthur Harmon

One of three suspects accused in the murder of 53-year-old Kevin Alton Moyer of Dallas pleaded guilty to the crime in Jefferson County on July 25 and is now awaiting sentencing.

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Travis County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Craig Hutchinson

Texas Crime Stoppers, operating within the Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, has announced a cash reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Travis County Sheriff’s Deputy Sergeant Craig Hutchinson. Hutchinson was killed early Monday morning, July 25, at his Round Rock home.

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Update: The search for murder fugitive Jason Earl Armstrong,

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A drug deal gone wrong that led to murder in Port Arthur resulted in a 40-year-sentence for a 20-year-old man, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announced July 8. According to a the DA's office, Logan Carter was sentenced Friday in the shooting death of 42-year-old Michael Blanchard that occurred on September 29, 2015.

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A Beaumont man is in jail facing murder charges related to a weekend homicide, reports Sgt. Cody Guedry of the Beaumont Police Department.

According to Guedry, officers arrested 44-year-old Garrick Darnell White for murder after White allegedly shot and killed 66-year-old Joseph Simon Jr., also of Beaumont, on the evening of July 3. 

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Police in Beaumont have identified a suspect in a series of armed robberies of international Lamar University students that occurred between March 12 and April 18, Sgt. Cody Guedry of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) reports.

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