Animal Attack 10/18/2015

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UPDATE: 10-19-2015 @ 4:30 p.m.

The breed of the dogs involved in the attack was Pit bull dogs.  The actual cause of death for Tanner Smith has not been determined as the autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Tuesday, October 20, 2015.  While it remains an open and active case until all results and facts are reviewed, it does not appear there will be any criminal charges.  The dogs were in their fenced in domain where the attack occurred.


On Sunday, October 18, 2015, around 7:00 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call in reference to a 5 year old male who was severely injured by two dogs at a residence in the 1700 block of Aloha St., Vidor, Orange County, Texas.

Deputies and EMS arrived on scene and began life saving measures on the five year old.  The boy was transported to a hospital in Beaumont and was later pronounced deceased after succumbing to his injuries.  While on scene, Deputies learned that the mother of the boy was visiting a friend at the residence and believed that her son was with the friend’s husband outside.  Once she realized the dog’s owner  was not at the residence, she went outside and found her son injured by the two dogs.  When the owner of the dogs was notified of what happened, he quickly returned to the residence and ultimately put both dogs down.

The five year old has been identified as Tanner Smith of Vidor.  The investigation is ongoing.

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Runaway 09/29/2015

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On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, a juvenile was reported missing to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The juvenile was last seen at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School and left the campus without permission on that date around noon. The juvenile has been reported as a runaway in the past, but was located after a period of time. The juvenile is believed to be in the Orange area; however, she has been located further than Orange County in the past.

The juvenile is 16 year old white female Katelyn Elizabeth Pass (DOB 7-21-99) of Orange, Texas. She has brown hair, blue eyes, weighs about 106 lbs., and is 5’4” tall. She was last seen wearing burgundy colored denim leggings, a black t-shirt, and a white backpack with unicorns on it.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating Katelyn. If anyone has seen or has any information on her whereabouts, please contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 883-2612.

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Drowning 08/16/2015

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UPDATE: 8-17-2015 @ 2:20 p.m.

The name of the 14 year old male juvenile is Joshua Murray.


On Sunday, August 16, 2015, around 2:55 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to Boomtown at 1495 W. Freeway, Rose City, Orange County, Texas, in reference to a possible drowning.

When Deputies arrived, they learned that several juvenile boys were swimming in the lake and one of the boys began to struggle in the water. Two boys noticed he was struggling and tried to reach him to pull him up. They were unable to grab him before he went under and he never resurfaced. They were in water over their heads and they could not find him.

Divers with the Beaumont Fire Department arrived on scene to assist with the search and were able to locate the body of the juvenile. The Justice of the Peace Judge Dunn ordered an autopsy and the body was transported to the Jefferson County Morgue.

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Death Investigation 07/22/2015

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UPDATE: 7-22-2015 @ 4:15 p.m.

The identity of the man who was shot in the leg is 37 year old Daryl King of Orange, Texas. The gunshot caused extensive damage to King’s leg. King eventually succumbed to the injury and died. The autopsy is scheduled on Thursday morning, July 23, 2015.

Detectives are still following up on information that led to the shooting and more details will be released as it becomes available. At this time, no charges have been filed on the man who shot King.


On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, around 6:10 a.m., Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 5200 block of Avenue A, Orange, Orange County, Texas, in reference to a man who was shot at a residence.

When Deputies arrived on scene, they located an injured man who appeared to have been suffering from a single gunshot wound to the leg. The man was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Beaumont, Texas. The person responsible for shooting the man is cooperating with the investigation. Detectives are still gathering witness statements and evidence to determine what occurred that led to the man being shot.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and more details will be released when available.

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News Release- Death Investigation 07/07/2015

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On Monday, July 6, 2015, around 10:10 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call about an unresponsive male at Rescar Industries located at 1993 Foreman Road, Orange, Orange County, Texas.

When Deputies arrived, they discovered that one of the workers was found unresponsive inside of a tank car by another employee. The employees gathered safety equipment to hoist the man’s body out of the tank car and onto a stretcher. There were no signs of life and the Justice of the Peace Precinct #2 Judge Dunn ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The deceased man was identified as 42 year old black male, Martin Parks Jr., of Beaumont, Texas. The investigation is ongoing and more information may be released as it becomes available.


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Stolen Vehicle Pursuit/ Arrest 06/30/2015



On Monday June 29, 2015, around 11:40 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a truck that was stolen from the Crawdad’s convenient store parking lot on North Highway 62 in Mauriceville, Orange County, Texas. The caller stated that when they saw the truck driving off, they got into another vehicle and followed. The stolen truck was a white 2006 GMC.

As Deputies responded to the area, a Deputy passed the stolen truck on N. Hwy 62 headed southbound. As the Deputy activated the emergency lights, the driver of the stolen truck began to attempt to evade the Deputy and turned down a driveway to a residence. The suspect then drove the truck behind the residence and exited the truck. The Deputy was able to gain on the suspect as he then began to flee on foot. The Deputy caught up to the suspect and ordered him to stop. When the suspect continued to flee, the Deputy used a Taser on the man and brought him into custody. The caller who owned the truck arrived on the scene shortly after the suspect was detained and said she did not know the suspect. The complainant wished to file charges for the theft of the truck.Martinez, Brandon Scott

The suspect was identified as 32 year old hispanic male Brandon Martinez of Hutto, Texas. Martinez was transported to the Orange County Jail where he was booked for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Evading Arrest. His bond was set at $14,500 and he remains in custody.

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Theft Arrest 06/30/2015

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On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, around 9:15 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call in reference to a theft in progress. The caller was an employee of the Mauriceville Utility District and reported that he was following a truck pulling a stolen trailer and generator from a Mauriceville Utility District well site off FM 2802 in Mauriceville, Orange County, Texas.

The caller was tailing the truck on IH-10 and when the truck noticed he was following, the suspect began driving at a high rate of speed weaving in and out of other traffic. The suspect then exited near FM 1132, quickly looped around, and turned into the parking lot of Diversified Metals. The suspects then tried to disconnect the stolen trailer with the generator and while doing so, the caller and several Sheriff’s Deputies drove into the parking lot. The two suspects were arrested and the trailer and generator were returned to the employee of the Mauriceville Utility District.

The two suspects in the truck were identified as 31 year old black male, Shaun Arceneaux of Raywood, Texas, and 23 year old white male, Robert Williamson of Liberty, Texas. Both were booked into the Orange County Jail for 3rd Degree Felony Theft. No bond has been set and they remain in custody.

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Theft Suspects Arrested 06/23/2015

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On Monday, June 22, 2015, around 8:00 p.m., an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy met with a complainant in the 4200 block of Darlene St., Orangefield, Orange County, Texas, in reference to recovery of stolen property.

The complainant, who resides in the City of Orange, told the Sheriff’s Deputy that he had two motorcycles stolen from him sometime Sunday night, June 21, 2015. He filed a police report with the City of Orange Police Department once he discovered the motorcycles missing. The complainant managed to get information on a possible location of his stolen motorcycles and went to the area on Darlene St. When he arrived, he observed his two motorcycles behind a residence and that’s when he contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Deputy made contact with two suspects at the residence and was able to verify with the vehicle identification numbers that the two motorcycles were stolen and belonged to the complainant. The Deputy returned the two motorcycles to the owner and arrested the two suspects at the residence for Possession of Stolen Property.

The suspects were identified as 44 year old white male Ely Carraway of Orangefield and 43 year old white female Shelia Suire of Bridge City, Texas. Both were booked into the Orange County Jail and a bond of $10,000 was set on each of them. They both remain in custody at this time.

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Electrocution Incident 06/19/2015

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On Friday, June 19, 2015, around 1:57 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded along with Acadian Ambulance and the Bridge City Fire Department to the Orangefield Junior High School on Sandbar Road in Orangefield, Orange County, Texas, in reference to a person who was electrocuted.

On arrival, Deputies learned that an electrical crew working for a contractor was doing work for the school on a new air conditioning unit. One of the workers came in contact with an electrical panel that was live and was electrocuted. Medical personnel with Acadian attempted life saving measures on scene and also while enroute to the Baptist Hospital ER in Orange, Texas. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Justice of the Peace Precinct #3 Judge Joy Dubose-Simonton ordered an autopsy. The man has been identified as 54 year old white male Tommy Moser of Laporte, Texas. An investigation into the death is ongoing, but early indication is that it was an accident.


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Death Investigation 06/17/2015

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On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, around 2:10 p.m., an inmate in the Orange County Jail was found attempting to commit suicide by hanging himself. Corrections and nursing staff were able to perform life saving measures until first responders from the Orange Fire Department and an Acadian Ambulance arrived on scene. He was revived and found to have a heartbeat. He was then taken by ambulance first to the Baptist Hospital in Orange, Texas, and then later to Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas, where he remained overnight.

During treatment at the hospital, he eventually succumbed and was pronounced deceased at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The man is identified as 25 year old white male Brandon Mayo of Orangefield, Texas. He had been taken into custody on June 11, 2015 during sentencing in the 260th District Court for prior drug charges. He was to remain in the Orange County Jail while waiting for transport to a State facility. The Orange County Jail reported the incident to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and the Texas Rangers, who conduct an independent investigation into all in custody deaths.

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