CRIME & SAFETY
These Texas Twins And Their Dark Deeds Will Have You Seeing Double
Ask any parent of multiples, twins are the definition of 'double trouble'. In some controversial studies, research suggests that twins have a higher incidence of criminal behavior. Whether its nature or nurture, Texas has definitely had some notable crimes involving twins over the years. TWIN INVASION: Tevin & Devin of...
Beaumont man charged with 'invasive visual recording' of women in public to be sentenced in December
BEAUMONT, Texas — A Beaumont man is set to be sentenced in December for invasive visual recording of women in public in June 2023. Larry Mayfield, Jr., is set to be sentenced before Judge Raquel West in 252nd District Court on Dec. 12, 2023, according to a court official. Mayfield was 37 when he was arrested.
Beaumont Police searching for suspects accused of robbing liquor store clerk at gunpoint
BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police are searching for two aggravated robbery suspects. On Nov. 24, 2023 at 12:26 p.m., two suspects allegedly used a gun to rob a clerk at Miller's Discount Liquor Store, located in the 3300 block of Ave. A in Beaumont. Police say one suspect entered...
TRAFFIC ALERT: Several accidents working on Highway 69 in Port Arthur
PORT ARTHUR — First responders in Port Arthur are working several accidents on Highway 69. There are no major injuries reported, but the accidents are causing traffic delays and officers are working to clear them. With rain in the area, law enforcement officers urge drivers to be cautious and...
Multiple cars found with bullet holes at apartment complex in Orange, no injuries reported
ORANGE, Texas — Multiple cars with bullet holes were found at an apartment complex in Orange Wednesday afternoon. A "shots fired" call came into the Willowbend Apartments in the 4000 block of Sikes Rd. just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses told 12News crew on scene that there were people...
Mother's heartbreaking testimony in trial of boyfriend charged with daughter's death
JEFFERSON COUNTY — The jury is now deliberating in the trial of a man charged with injuring his girlfriend's baby, causing a crushed skull that led to her death. Bryce Ceaser, 25, is charged with Injury to a Child and Aggravated Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury, both 1st degree felonies. If convicted, Ceaser could face up to life in prison.
4 arrests made after narcotics investigation leads to search near Mauriceville, authorities say
MAURICEVILLE — Orange County Precinct 2 Constable Jeremiah Gunter announced he executed a search warrant Wednesday at 7740 Cohenour Road due to ongoing complaints from neighbors. The search warrant came after hours of surveillance, traffic stops and cooperating witnesses testimony over several months, he said. With the help of Orange Police Department Narcotics, West Orange […] The post 4 arrests made after narcotics investigation leads to search near Mauriceville, authorities say appeared first on Orange Leader.
Grand jury indicts suspect in Laday Arena murder
JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a suspect charged with murder in the Easter shooting death at the Laday Arena in Cheek. The grand jury indicted John "JJ" Gutierrez, 25, in connection with the shooting death of Javoris Potier, 30, of Houston. If convicted, Gutierrez faces up to life in prison.
Appeals Court Upholds Life Sentence of Orange County Father Convicted of Killing Daughter with Hammer
In a tragic case from Orange County, a father's appeal to overturn his conviction for killing his 2-year-old daughter with a hammer has been denied by the Texas 9th court of appeals. The father had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Houston Man Arrested in Beaumont Following Tip, Charged in Connection with Earlier Murder
A tip from Crim Stoppers leads to the arrest of a 19-year-old Houston man in Beaumont, in connection with a January drive-by shooting. The suspect, one of four, is now held on a 1 million dollar bond, with the others already in custody.
Vehicles, apartment unit hit with bullets following Orange shootout
Multiple vehicles and at least one apartment were struck by bullets after two people began shooting at each other Wednesday in Orange, police said. Orange Police Sgt. Isaac Henry said the shootings occurred at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday at Willowbend Apartments in the 4000 block of Sikes Road. No injuries were reported, and the case […] The post Vehicles, apartment unit hit with bullets following Orange shootout appeared first on Orange Leader.
Vidor PD investigating incident involving Precinct 4 Constable Matt Ortego
VIDOR — Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll confirms to KFDM/Fox 4 News that his department is investigating an incident involving Orange County Precinct 4 Constable Matt Ortego. The department released an incident report to KFDM, documenting the call on November 26 that sent Vidor officers to Ortego's home on South Timberlane, where Ortego, his daughter and another woman were present.
Beaumont Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating Probation Terms Following Robbery
Discover the story of a Beaumont resident who's back behind bars after violating probation terms. Initially sentenced to 10 years probation for a 2021 robbery, the individual failed to report to the probation officer and fell behind on restitution payments, resulting in a 5-year prison sentence.
Protecting yourself from porch pirates in Southeast Texas
Wednesday is known as National Package Protection Day. That is due to many packages beginning to be delivered after being ordered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens wants you to be able to protect your property and your packages this holiday season. KFDM/Fox 4's Mello...
Shots Fired On Sikes Rd.
The Willowbend Apartments was the site of a shoot out Wednesday afternoon. The apartments are located off Sikes Rd. near MLK and just north of IH-10. Witnesses said two groups were in the parking lot when they started firing at one another. Several cars were hit and their windows busted. Also several bullets were found in apartment walls.
Crime Victims Tree of Angels honors those killed in violent crimes
The holidays can be a diffcult time for families who have lost families to violence. Crime victims from around Jefferson County will gather for the Tree of Angels at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Jefferson County Courthouse to pay tribute to loved ones lost to crime. The Jefferson...
2 hospitalized after Bridge City shooting, assault Tuesday night
BRIDGE CITY — A disturbance between a man and a woman led to an assault and shooting Tuesday night in Bridge City, authorities said. Bridge City officers responded at 8:51 p.m. to the 1300 block of Dogwood Street in reference to a female outside screaming, a Bridge City Police Department release said. Officers located a […] The post 2 hospitalized after Bridge City shooting, assault Tuesday night appeared first on Orange Leader.
Driver accidentally crashed into a Beaumont business
Beaumont Police say a driver accidentally crashed through the front of a business on Wednesday morning. It happened shortly before 8:00 at Morris Family Laundry, a washeteria on East Lucas. According to Officer Haley Morrow, a man was driving a pickup truck when his foot slipped on the accelerator and...
Bond reduction denied for fatal Port Arthur shooting suspect
Criminal District Judge John Stevens rejected a bid to reduce the bond of a man charged in a September killing in Port Arthur. Defense attorney Tom Burbank requested bond be reduced from $1 million for Armand Martinez-Martinez, 48. During a hearing this week, Stevens denied the request, citing an immigration hold on Martinez-Martinez. Burbank said […] The post Bond reduction denied for fatal Port Arthur shooting suspect appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Two Hospitalized After Disturbance
On November 27, 2023, around 8:51 pm., Bridge City Officers responded to the 1300 block of Dogwood in BC in reference to a white female outside screaming. When the Officers arrived, they located 48-year-old Charity Carson and learned she had been assaulted at 191 Fernwood. Officers went to 191 Fernwood to speak with a male subject about the assault. When Officers arrived and entered the residence, they located 60-year-old Ned Gaspard lying on the kitchen floor with a single gunshot wound to his chest. Gaspard told Officers he intentionally shot himself.