Dixie Dance Hall disturbance leads to shooting

Justin Mottox

Two men have been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a shooting on Crockett Street early Thursday morning, May 22.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Beaumont Police responded to a possible shooting in the 200 block of Crockett Street, where they located two shooting victims — a 21-year-old man from Kountze and a 25-year-old man from Beaumont.

Witnesses told officers that 24-year old Justin Mottox, of Beaumont, and 24-year-old Troy Thibodeaux, of Beaumont, were inside Dixie Dance Hall and got into a disturbance with a 21-year-old female from Kirbyville.

According to witnesses, the woman was dancing on the bar with three other women and Mottox and Thibodeaux threw change at them, leading to a verbal and then physical altercation. BPD said bouncers made all parties involved leave the club.

One of the women’s brothers got into a disturbance with Mottox and Thibodeaux.

Police said, several people tried to keep the brother from fighting with Mottox and Thibodeaux, but the disturbance continued to the parking lot, where Mottox and Thibodeaux were able to retrieve guns from their vehicle and began shooting towards the brother. 

The two men that were shot, were reportedly trying to keep the brother from fighting.  Both shooting victims were transported to the hospital by EMS and are reported to be in stable condition, a BPD press release states. 

Mottox and Thibodeaux were transported to BPD to speak with detectives and then taken to Jefferson County Jail, where they were each booked for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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