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Orange County sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects in the aggravated robbery of a convenience store in the Little Cypress area, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Echoing caution expressed in recent weeks from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt is warning local residents to beware of phone scams going on in the area. 

According to information from the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), with the holiday season in full swing, con artists are resorting to their old tricks to try to get folks to part with their hard-earned dollars.

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A Jefferson County resident was injured when his leg was impaled by a tree limb while brush hogging, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports.
According to a news release from JCSO officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Steinhagen Road in Labelle on Oct. 20 after receiving a call from the injured man. He advised that a tree limb had impaled his leg after being propelled by the brush-hog. Members of the Labelle/Fannett Fire/EMS and JCSO deputies responded to the scene..

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Orange resident on Saturday, Oct. 18, after busting him with more than 5 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

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A burglary suspect evaded deputies during a high-speed chase on Monday, June 9, that ended in what appeared to investigators to be a rollover wreck in a stolen SUV.

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A scammer identifying himself as a sheriff's deputy is targeting the elderly in Jefferson County, the sheriff's office reports.

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Two of three men wanted in relation to a murder investigation in Jefferson County are in custody as of April 7, Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies report, and the search is on for the third man, 27-year-old Cody Jamar Lewis of Beaumont, who should be considered armed and dangerous. The murder investigation was initiated as the result of a body discovered on South China Road in China on Saturday morning, April 5.

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Deputies and U.S. Marshals attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant were met with armed resistance by a man with a loaded gun in the 800 block of F.M. 1131 in Vidor on Feb. 25, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible kidnapping in Orange after a passerby saw a woman who appeared to have been assaulted and who was bound with rope near the edge of the roadway in the 7100 block of Bessie Heights in Orangefield at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 17.

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A 63-year-old Orangefield resident was arrested after shooting a 69-year-old man with a shotgun on Saturday morning, Jan. 4.

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