Orange County

Two people were killed Wednesday morning in a multi-vehicle wreck along Interstate 10 in Orange County that has closed all westbound lanes.Troopers were notified at about 5 a.m.

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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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