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Sheriff Mitch Woods presents Deputy Ryan Warhola with a Meritorious Action Award

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office celebrated the heroic efforts of a deputy who recently attempted to save a kayaker by presenting the officer with a Meritorious Action Award on Aug. 31.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Scott Lee Holladay, w/m, 48.

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Zena Stephens and Eddie Shannon

Of the 9,631 votes cast in the runoff election for Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic nominee, contender Zena Stephens was able to secure nearly 53 percent of the vote over competitor Joe “QB” Stevenson. Stephens will now face Republican candidate Ray Beck in the General Election in November.

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Two men have been arrested and four more are wanted on warrants in Jefferson County related to a dog fighting ring discovered last month on Rogers Avenue in Beaumont, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies seized several abused dogs after discovering what they say is an illegal dog-fighting operation in Jefferson County on March 28, Deputy Marcus McLellan reports.

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Jefferson County swearing-in

Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods swore in six new deputies and promoted a veteran peace officer during a ceremony at the Jefferson County Jail on March 10.

Trent Ikner, Derrick Hill, Lester Reeves, Kenneth Harrell, Lim Nguyen and Todd Guidry were sworn in Thursday morning. Five of the new deputies serve as corrections officers at the jail, and one is a Reserve Deputy with the sheriff's office. All now hold the title Deputy Sheriff.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy Rod Carroll announced March 3 that he is resigning from his position at the end of he year after a disappointing finish in the primary election for Jefferson County Sheriff. 

On a Facebook post, Carroll thanked his supporters and friends for their efforts during his campaign for sheriff, and said he is unsure about what the future holds. 

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A registered sex offender fleeing a local campus after being caught trespassing led a deputy constable and sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase across county lines Feb. 19, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Marcus McLellan reported in a news release. 

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Gary Martin, Laurie Revis Martin and Britni Martin

Orange County Sheriff's deputies, Orange Police officers and DEA agents arrested three people for methamphetamine distribution after executing a search warrant Feb. 18, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).

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William Blankenship

A 13-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated after reportedly driving his vehicle into a ditch in Nederland on Feb. 7, the sheriff's office confirmed in a news release.

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