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U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Wednesday, July 30, that 23-year-old Christopher M. Carmon Thomas of Houston pleaded guilty to a Beaumont bank robbery on July 29, 2014 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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Disiere

A 44-year-old Galveston man has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales in a Tuesday, July 29 press release.

Brett Maurice Disiere pleaded guilty on Dec. 11, 2013, to bank robbery and was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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Two auto burglary suspects were admitted to St. Elizabeth Hospital after fleeing the scene and crashing their car into a responding patrol unit, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

The two officers suffered minor injuries and are recovering at home.  At about 3:44 a.m. this morning, several residents in Beaumont’s West End reported burglaries of their vehicles. 

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A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual assault of a child, Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a Tuesday, July 29 press release.

A Jefferson County jury was about to begin hearing evidence in the case when Rodney Adams, 37, entered a guilty plea in the 252nd District Court. 

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Jefferson County sheriff's deputies released and re-arrested one man within less than one hour on Tuesday, July 29, after stealing a motorized maintenance vehicle and then a deputy's personal vehicle.

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Post from Calvin Walker's Facebook page before his arrest

Calvin Walker foretold his Tuesday, July 29, arrest pertaining to state charges of defrauding the Beaumont Independent School District on his Facebook page Sunday, July 26. In his social media site writings, Walker also laments The Examiner looking at invoices he submitted to the local school district for payment of taxpayer dollars in the hundreds of thousands.

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Tuesday, July 29, BISD contract electrician Calvin Walker was indicted and arrested for perpetrating fraud against the Beaumont Independent School District and the city of Port Arthur, Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw says.

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Calvin Walker at Jefferson County Jail (photo by Kevin King)

Tuesday, July 29, BISD contract electrician Calvin Walker was indicted and arrested for perpetrating fraud against the Beaumont Independent School District and the city of Port Arthur, Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw says.

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Highway 87 along the shoreline looking south toward Gilchrist, Texas. FEMA photo

Chambers of commerce representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City came together in Corpus Christi on Friday, July 25, to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. Local city and county governments joined the group led by Foster Edwards, CEO/President of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the city of Corpus Christi.

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Fire Suppression units of the Beaumont Fire/Rescue responded to a report of a structure fire at 1120 Liveoak at approximately 7 a.m. They arrived to find the structure heavily involved by fire. Firefighters initially conducted an interior fire attack, however heavy fire conditions forced firefighters to exit the structure. Fire suppression activities were then conducted from the exterior of the building and the fire was brought under control within fifteen minutes. 

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