Orange County

Just weeks after an arrest in Orange for apparent PCP-related intoxication, Brittany Lacole McLeod, aka Britteny McLeod, 32, has been indicated on state jail felony charges of possession of a controlled substance for a separate crime reportedly also related to PCP.

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The Orange Police Department responded to a call of a shooting on Monday, Feb. 11 just before 6 p.m in the 900 block of Cooper. Upon their arrival, officers found an 8-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to her shoulder. 

Statements given to law enforcement said the child was shot by a 4-year-old male with a handgun. The boy was not initially located at the scene but was found in a nearby vehicle. The handgun wasn't located.

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Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) arrested a man in possession of 250 grams of suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop Feb. 5, reports Detective Janois Grizzaffi.

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Police in Vidor have arrested the same convicted felon for evading arrest and possession of drugs and firearms for the second time in two months, reports Vidor Police Department (VPD) Chief Rod Carroll. Officers arrested Branden Aaron Holeman, 39, of Orange County, on Feb. 2 following a previous arrest on similar charges, still pending, on Dec. 12. 

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Two Louisiana residents where arrested on Saturday, Jan. 12, after an attempted traffic stop lead to a car chase spanning three counties. 

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Due to the recent rain Orange County is offering free sandbags at three locations. The first location is at 10375 N. Hwy 87 in Orange, the second is at 2505 W. Roundbunch (FM 1442) in Bridge City and the third is at 345 Claiborne St. in Vidor. Those picking up sandbags are asked to bring their own shovel.

Orange County Sherriff’s Office encourages citizens to monitor lake, river and flood stage levels at www.setxasrain.org. 

Finally OCSO asked for citizen’s to be safe and “Turn around and don’t drown.”

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A Vidor man has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following a fatal June accident that claimed the life of a 72-year-old woman, reports Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

According to Davis, 36-year-old Blake Travis Bowen was arrested the morning of Oct. 26 following the issuance of an indictment against him for intoxication manslaughter in Orange County.

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office recently served 19 warrrants for violent incidents and are searching for another man wanted for violating the terms of his probation related to felony domestic violence, Detective Janois Grizzaffi reported Oct. 25.

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An officer in Orange arrested a Columbia, Tennessee man after discovering heroin inside his vehicle during a traffic stop, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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UPDATE: Both suspects have been identified thanks to tips from the community, reports Detective Janois Grizzaffi.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in identifying two burglary suspects. According to an announcement from the Orange County Sherriff’s Office, the two suspects are both white males who are suspected of entering a residence at 5780 N. Main in Vidor in the early morning of August 30 and removing property. Items stolen include antique signs, movies, toys and even an antique bicycle.

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