Murder

Damarcus Deshun McGhee, 21, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Jan. 5 by Judge John Stevens.

McGhee pled guilty Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, to the murder of 26 year old James Jones III, which occurred on January 17, 2017.

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Police issued a murder warrant Dec. 29 for the arrest of 22-year-old Beaumont resident Desmond Roshan Bennett, the man they suspect of fatally shooting 20-year-old Anthony Green at a car wash on Washington Dec. 28.

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A Vidor man accused of murder is out on bond after being arrested in relation to the shooting death of 51-year-old Christopher Eric Sharpe, also of Vidor, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). According to investigators, Sharpe was shot and killed just days before Christmas at a Vidor residence belonging to the suspected shooter, identified by deputies as 31-year-old James Derrick McGlothlin.

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) are searching for 31-year-old James Derrick McGlothlin of Vidor after a murder warrant was issued for his arrest following the shooting death of 51-year-old Christopher Sharpe Dec. 19, reports Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

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It has been six months since 19-year-old pregnant mother Kera Teel was fatally shot at an apartment complex in Beaumont. After what police have referred to as a “very complex” investigation that resulted in the catch and release of two suspects initially believed involved in the fatal attack, police have arrested and charged two juveniles with capital murder for Teel’s death and attempted capital murder for a later Yorktown shooting.

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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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