Steven Wayne McDowell

On Saturday, August 26, the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a welfare concern for 37 year old Crystal Seratte McDowell, of west Chambers County. 

Leroy Jackson

Thursday, Aug. 31, at approximately 3:26 a.m., officers responded to the Travel Inn at 2690 I-10 E. in reference to a welfare check. Upon arrival, they located a woman with a gunshot wound to her head. The suspect was located shortly after police received the call. He was identified as Leroy Jackson, a 23-year-old Beaumont man. Jackson was arrested for murder and transported to Jefferson County Jail.

The victim was identified Taylor R. Matte, a 17-year-old Beaumont woman.

Boyd “Lurch” Hagood
Ashlyn Brown

On August 2, around 1:30 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to an open field near the area of Creek Road and Bud Bennet Road in Starks in reference to an unknown deceased man with apparent trauma to his body, later identified as Dustin Hammons of Houston, TX.

Deremick Jamaal Hunter

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 7:29 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Brace Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

Robert Lewis

On August 11, at 6:58 p.m. Robert Lewis, 62, of Beaumont, was arrested for the murder of George Erwin, a 63 year old Beaumont man, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.


The double murder of 83-year-old Richard Ames and 85-year-old Edna Phillips, who were violently stabbed to death at Ames' Vidor home in 2015, shocked and appalled the small community with the police chief at the time, Dave Shows, describing the killings as "the most senseless, brutal murders" he'd ever seen as a longtime law enforcer.

Andrew, Kera and Alaya Teel

Thursday, July 6, the family of murder victims Kera and Kyndal Teel are entering into litigation against the apartment complex where the mother and her yet-unborn daughter fell victim to a gunman’s bullets.

Surviving family, Kera’s husband Andrew, and the couple’s daughter Alaya, are among the plaintiffs alleging owners of Beaumont’s Sienna Apartment Homes failed to maintain adequate security measures that could have deterred or prevented the death.


Police are investigating the shooting death of a 46-year-old Vidor man after a family dispute allegedly erupted in violence on July 4, reports Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll. 

According to Carroll, police dispatch received a call at 8:17 p.m. that night in reference to a shooting in the 100 block of Carla Street in Vidor. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, identified by police as Gregory Paul Goldsmith, being treated by medics from Acadian Ambulance Service. The medics were unable to revive Goldsmith and declared him deceased at the scene.


UPDATE, June 30: Police have arrested and charged a local man with the murder of Cedathion Dill. According to Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumot Police Department, June 30 investigators arrested Darius Trevon Gardiner, a 24-year-old Beaumont man, in relation to the shooting incident that claimed Dill's life a day earlier.


Police are investigating the shooting death of a 35-year-old Beaumont man that occurred on Magnolia Street in an area that has been recently rocked by gun violence, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 


A Beaumont man is behind bars on Capital Murder charges following the sexual assault and murder of a local homeless woman, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

Officer Carol Riley reports that police have arrested 26-year-old Brandon Julian Jamol Coleman for the murder of 54-year-old Catherine Dungan.