Murder

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman reports deputies with his office shut down an illegal gambling operation in Evadale, seizing three "eight-liners" and cash in the process.

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Detectives released surveillance video that showed the shooting taking place.

Beaumont Police Department detectives are still working to determine the circumstances and to locate the suspects in the shooting death of a 20-year-old at a convenience store Jan. 19.

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Adam Fuller

The Beaumont Police Department confirmed Jan. 20 that an arrest was made in the Jan. 6 homicide of 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips of Beaumont, who was reportedly discovered dead by his roommate at their shared residence in the 1300 block of Central Drive in Beaumont, near where West Lucas intersects with Gladys Avenue.

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Murder victim Amber Guillory, suspect David Smith and his wife, Mayra

Amber Nicole Guillory was discovered floating in the water near Pleasure Island in December 2012.

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Suspects, victim's truck, current suspected vehicle

Two suspects believed by sheriff's investigators to be responsible for the murder of 85-year-old Herbert Deaton of Jasper County are still at large and on the run but are no longer using the victim's truck, which was recovered in Abilene, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Convicted murderer Brandon Tran, 20, received a life sentence on Oct. 23 for the 2012 murder of Nikki's Lounge owner, 62-year-old Hieu Huynh. Tran was also ordered to pay $10,000.
A jury found Tran guilty of felony murder on Oct. 22. Tran was originally charged with capital murder for the crime.
Tran will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

See related story at http://theexaminer.com/stories/news/killer-faces-life-prison-parole-afte....

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In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2012, as lounge owner Hieu Huynh and his wife Loan Tran exited their karaoke bar Nikki’s Lounge on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, a tragic turn of events transpired that would ultimately end Huynh’s life at 62 years old.

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Thomas Thien Nguyen

A Beaumont man charged with shooting and killing 19-year-old Marcus Simon, of Beaumont, plead guilty to murder and two counts of aggravated assault Monday, Sept. 29, announced Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

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Young

Justin Tyrone Young, 35, of Beaumont, was indicted Sept. 25, for the murder of Alexis Neal, a 22-year old Beaumont woman, in connection with a fatal collision at the intersection of Long and 11th streets on January 9, 2014, announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

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