suicide

Juan San Miguel

Monday, July 24, Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was notified by the Beaumont Police Department that part-time Jefferson County Courthouse Security Officer Juan San Miguel was under investigation for sexual assault. It was planned that he would be placed on administrative leave without pay, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office, but San Miguel failed to show up for work Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28. 

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Emergency responders in Orange rescued a 62-year-old man who jumped from the Sabine River Bridge and survived on March 7, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD)

According to Captain W. K. Longlois, officers with OPD responded to the bridge at 2:23 p.m. after receiving a report that a person had been seen jumping from the bridge into the Sabine River below.

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Update, Feb. 27:

The inmate who was rushed to the hospital after reportedly being found hanging in her cell Feb. 24 has died, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

According to an update from Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Grizzaffi, Rosa Bonilla, 35, was pronounced deceased at Christus St. Elizabeth’s hospital on Sunday, February 26, at approximately 12:29 p.m. Bonilla had been transported to the hospital Friday night after she was discovered.

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A Richmond, Texas man wanted on charges of continuous aggravated sexual assault died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being stopped by officers at the Travel Inn at 2690 Interstate 10 East in Beaumont following a vehicular pursuit of the armed suspect, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Cody Guedry. 

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UPDATE Nov. 17, 4:23 p.m.: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office identified the suicide victim as Michael Anthony Griffin.

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Original story:

A man with out-of-state felony warrants reportedly committed suicide during a traffic stop in Jefferson County Nov. 17, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLelllan.

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Richard Harvey Jorgensen

A Woodlands High School coach accused of sexual assault of a child was found dead in Sabine Pass on April 14 from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Port Arthur Police Department Major Raymond Clark told The Examiner. 

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a woman they believed shot herself, OCSO Deputy Janois Strause reports.

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Derek Zagone and Bryan Winslow Phillips (inset)

A Beaumont man was shot and killed at a Texas City apartment complex September 7, reports Joe Stanton, captain with the Texas City Police Department, but before investigators could arrest the prime suspect in the murder, police say the gunman barricaded himself inside a Ke

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Orange County Sheriff’s deputies investigating a report of a running car on top of the Rainbow Bridge discovered the body of a woman who they believe purposefully jumped to her death.

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating the apparent suicide of a missing man whose body was discovered deceased in a wooded area near where his vehicle was found on Sept. 19.

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