Guilty

Jose Esquivel

Jose Esquivel, 24, of Port Arthur, was able to elude police after his initial capture in July 2015, escaping from a handcuff while already inside a patrol car, but justice finally caught up with him in Judge John Stevens' Criminal District Court on Monday, Feb.

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Jose Esquivel

Jose Esquivel, 24, of Port Arthur, was able to elude police after his initial capture in July 2015, escaping from a handcuff while already inside a patrol car, but justice finally caught up with him in Judge John Stevens' Criminal District Court on Monday, Feb.

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David Carl Smith and attorney

A man originally charged with murder for the 2012 death of Vidor resident Amber Nicole Guillory and later extradited from the Netherlands pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in Judge John Stevens Criminal District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 12. David Carl Smith, 42, was sentenced to 10 years in prison relative to a plea agreement made with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

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Patricia Adams Lambert and her husband enter the federal courthouse in Beaumont.

From “absolutely not guilty” to a complete about-face less than a year later, former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Adams Collins Lambert finally fessed up to lying, cheating and stealing as outlined in this newspaper for years when she stood before a federal judg

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Patricia Adams Lambert and her husband enter the federal courthouse in Beaumont.

UPDATE: Former BISD administrator pleads guilty to theft, conspiracy

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Joe Frederick Hawkins

A Beaumont man pleaded guilty Monday to the first-degree felony offense of murder and the first degree felony offense of aggravated assault in the 252nd District Court, Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham ann

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Victor has recovered amazingly well from his horrific injuries.

In a pretrial hearing on the morning of Friday, October 2, 2015, Clinton Johnson pleaded guilty to a 3rd degree felony of causing serious bodily injury to an animal with a deadly weapon. Johnson made headlines recently for stabbing a dog twice with a blade that was attached to a portion of PVC pipe. He slashed the dog's neck and penetrated the dog's right hip down through the leg.

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Jonathan Demond Patton

A 25-year-old Beaumont man Jonathan Demond Patton has pleaded guilty to the federal violation of carjacking resulting in death.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced April 3 that Trovoy Keith Jones of Beaumont was found guilty of the first-degree felony offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Judge John Stevens' Court. A jury took fifty minutes to deliberate before returning a guilty verdict following a four-day trial.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Thursday, Jan. 29, that Tyrone Gilbert of Port Arthur was found guilty of the first degree felony offense of murder in Judge Larry Gist’s Court.   According to a press release, a jury took a little over two hours to deliberate before returning a guilty verdict following a two-day trial.

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