He is preceded in death by his parents; Harold Christopher Sr. and Dorothy Christopher.Ronald leaves to treasure his memories, his two brothers, Harold Christopher Jr. and Ricky Johnson; sister Bonnie Francois; along with the sweet memories of his uncle’s, aunts, nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and close friends.Service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 11:00 a.m. at Hannah Funeral Home Chapel in Port Arthur, Texas. Visitation beginning at 9 a.m. Service is entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc. Ronald Christopher peacefully was called by his heavenly father where he was lifted and gently crossed from mortal life to eternal life on July 4, 2016. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of East Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was a proud graduate on Abraham Lincoln Class of 1976. Ronald was a native and lifelong resident of Port Arthur.
Staff reportThe Texas Department of Public Safety has identified three Louisiana motorcyclists who were injured Saturday in a multiple-vehicle wreck on Interstate 10 in Orange County. Sgt. Stephanie Davis identified the injured as Eddie Williams, Shawn Bourgeois and Robert Young. Young was airlifted to a hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana. Young’s condition was unknown.The others, whose injuries were described as not life threatening, were taken to a hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The three were injured around 1:45 p.m. Saturday near Mile Marker 876. Involved in the collision were the three westbound motorcycles and a passenger vehicle. In an issued statement, Davis said two motorcycles struck a minivan, which was stopped, from behind. The third motorcycle could not “control its speed” and “became involved in the crash.”No injuries were reported in the van.
By Ken [email protected] She was among sparse and sporadically positioned parade patrons on Procter Street, an hour before parade time. Rain loomed; would crowds come?For Cathy Cooper, Krewe de Cameaux, it didn’t matter. Her dad was with the Sertoma Club, a parade founder, and she raised her daughter, Kendra, in the Carnival tradition.A little rain wouldn’t scare her. She’s weathered sleet and heat and downpours to ride floats over the years.Barbara Phillips of Valero, high above the lead float, said employees still love to participate as they have for 26 years. The company float rides all three days; perhaps 240 employees and guests ride in a typical year. This year, she said, managers and employees are “stepping up” to take part. Jeanette Wehmeier of Topeka, Kansas was simply “stoked” as she awaited the start of the Golf Cart and ATV and Valero Krewe of Krewes parades Friday evening.She’s in Port Arthur with the Lutheran church, doing disaster relief work, and she’d never experienced a Carnival season or Mardi Gras parade.“I even got my nails done,” she said, extending fingers that displayed multicolored, festive work. Better that than the sheetrock that usually marks her hands at the end of hard day. As an inspector, Mike Aguiler used to check for safety on Mardi Gras floats. Retired three years, he and wife Heather formed the Krewe of Borrachos, which has grown from 28 members to more than 40 to this year’s 50. Their krewe touts service to community: They adopted two miles of road from Nederland to Beaumont to keep clean, volunteer at a food bank and Friday morning visited Oak Grove Nursing Home, taking beads and King cake to residents.About 25 students and staff from Lamar State College Port Arthur rode float No. 2, a collection of folks that included Student Government Association leaders and staff.Brian Esquivel, director of student activities, said riding on the float would satisfy a lifetime wish.“I’ve always wanted to be up there,” he said.
Staff reportBeaumont police late Sunday used “stop sticks” to safely halt a vehicle driven by a fleeing suspect.In an issued statement Monday, police said they were sent to Thirsty’s, 229 N. Dowlen Road, at 11:40 p.m. on a call about a disturbance.When officers arrived, the suspect fled in his vehicle. As the suspect continued to flee from police, two officers were able to deploy stop sticks, which safely brought the vehicle to a stop. The suspect was identified as Sedric Williams, 41, of Beaumont. He was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail for:Evading in a motor vehiclePossession of marijuanaPossession of a controlled substanceDriving without a licenseFailure to appearNo bond was set on the first two charges; bond of a total of $900 was set on the last three.
Initial reports indicated the right, rear passenger-side tire of a westbound vehicle blew out. The driver, Sloan Nettnay, 23, of Orange, lost control of the vehicle, his car struck the concrete divider and overturned.Nettnay was not injured, Troopers said.At 7:47 a.m., Vidor police responded to an overturned 18-wheeler at the intersection of Sargant and Sarver streets in that city. Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 was also at the scene. Police Chief Rod Carroll said the 18-wheeler had rerouted itself because of traffic backup on I-10 related to the earlier accident at Mile Marker 857.The driver attempted to take Highway 90 to avoid interstate traffic, was forced by road construction to take a different route and and slid into a ditch while making a right turn.There were no injuries.Davis said around 10 a.m., a westbound passenger vehicle on I-10 slowed for traffic near Mile Marker 857 and a second vehicle collided with it from behind. Staff reportLaw enforcement agencies in Southeast Texas handled at least three traffic wrecks of note early Wednesday, all in the vicinity of Mile Marker 857 on Interstate 10.Sgt. Stephanie Davis, Texas Department of Public Safety, said Troopers responded to a one-vehicle collision near Mile Marker 857 on Interstate 10 around 6 a.m. The driver in the front vehicle, Jamie Utley, 50, of Vidor was taken to Baptist Hospital with serious injuries. The second driver, Mallory Green, 18, of Vidor, was not injured.Green was cited for failure to control speed, Troopers said.
BEAUMONT — Beaumont Police have identified a man whose body was found floating in a canal behind the Exxon Station at Washington and Interstate 10 on Wednesday morning as Bobby Hodge, 46, a transient male with a previous Lumberton address. A witness told the store clerk there as a body floating in the canal and the body appeared to have been in the water for an extended period of time, according to a press release from the Beaumont Police Department.Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Place 2 Nancy Beaulieu was called to the scene and ordered an autopsy.The death is still under investigation but police say there is no sign of foul play.
Beaumont police were called around 6 a.m. to Days Inn in the 2100 block of North Street in reference to gunshots and when they arrived they found a deceased Hispanic man, later identified as Jose Manuel Valles-Santos, 27, of Houston, and a wrecked vehicle.Officers learned the victim was in the parking lot about the leave for work when a man tried to rob him with a handgun. The two argued, according to information from Beaumont Police Department, and the suspect shot the victim and took his truck. The suspect struck a vehicle in the parking lot and fled northbound.Officers found the stolen vehicle at St. Helena and Gill and a man matching the suspect description was seen walking away from the truck. He reportedly had a gun in his hand and ran from officers; threw the gun while fleeing and officers caught him near Leight and St. Helena.The suspect was identified as De’marcus Micah Williams, 19, of Port Arthur. He has been charged with capital murder. BEAUMONT — A Port Arthur man is charged with killing a man while trying to rob him outside a Beaumont motel early Friday morning.
Aug. 3A person was arrested on Nederland Warrants in the 100 block of North 21st Street.An officer found an abandoned vehicle in the 1200 block of Avenue N.Theft of motor vehicle parts was reported in the 3600 block of Avenue H.Theft was reported in the 600 block of North 28th Street.Aug. 4A person was arrested for public intoxication in the 2700 block of FM 365.Fraud was reported in the 2300 block of North U.S. 69.Assault-family violence-impede breathing / circulation was reported in the 3400 block of Nashville. Nederland police responded to the following calls from July 29 to Aug. 4July 29A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 2000 block of FM 365.Theft was reported in the 2000 block of FM 365.Burglary of a building was reported in the 3500 block of FM 365.Burglary of a building was reported in the 3500 block of FM 365.Theft was reported in the1000 block of Nederland Avenue.Theft was reported in the 3500 block of Nederland Avenue.A runaway was reported in the 1100 block of Louise.July 30Theft was reported in the 3500 block of Nederland Avenue.Found property was reported in the 500 block of North 17th Street.A person was arrested on Nederland warrants in the 5000 block of U.S. 69.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 500 block of South 27th Street. ArrestsMegan Dornan, 31, warrant other agency/Nederland warrantsKyhara Viltz, 20, warrant other agencyJesse Askew, 37, warrant other agencyHayden English, 24, Nederland warrantsTheresa Wilson, 29, warrant other agencyMatthew Bourgeois, 29, warrant other agencyKelsey Authement, 23, warrant other agencyBrian Buchanan, 39, warrant other agencyElgert Smiley, 42, Nederland warrantsTarus Balque, 51, public intoxication July 31A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 400 block of Hill Terrace.Forgery was reported in the 1000 block of Nederland Avenue.Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was reported in the 1200 block of North Memorial.Assault offensive touch was reported in the 100 block of Hill Terrace.Theft was reported in the 1500 block of South 27th Street.Forgery was reported in the 2200 block of FM 365.Assault causes bodily injury-family violence was reported in the 800 block of South 14th Street.Aggravated robbery was reported in the 2000 block of FM 365.A person was taken into custody on a mental commitment in the 1100 block of Louise.Terroristic threat was reported in the 2800 block of FM 365.Assault offensive touch-family violence was reported in the 2500 block of Avenue F.Aug. 1Two people were arrested on Nederland warrants and another agency’s warrant in the 700 block of South 33rd Street.Two people were arrested on another agency’s warrants in the 200 block of South 15th Street.Theft was reported in the 2600 block of Avenue B.An officer assisted another agency in the 800 block of South Twin City Highway.Credit card or debit card abuse was reported in the 1100 block of North U.S. 69.An officer assisted another agency in the 200 block of South 15th Street.Aug. 2A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 1300 block of Nederland Avenue.Injury to a child was reported in the 2000 block of Helena.
If convicted, Peterson faces up to life in federal prison. BEAUMONT — A 41-year-old Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., woman has been indicted for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, according to authorities,U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown said Shenita Denise Peterson was indicted Wednesday, charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. According to information provided in court, on Aug. 23, 2019, Peterson was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate Highway 10 in Beaumont.A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 45 individual kilograms of cocaine, which were concealed in the door panels of the vehicle. This case is being investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert L. Rawls.
Next Up Rogers Harrison Sr., 90, of Port Arthur, TX passed away Monday January 13, 2020 at The Medical Center in Port Arthur, Texas. Rogers was a native of Opelousas, LA., he was a resident of Port Arthur, Texas for 71 years.He leaves to cherish his memories his daughters; Carol Pierson of Houston, Texas, Esther Chapman of Beaumont, Texas, Monica Callihan of Arlington, Texas and Marilyn Williams of Port Arthur, Texas; two sons Rogers (Lowra) Harrison Jr. of Port Arthur, Texas, Bobby (Dionne) Harrison of Cheek, Texas and adopted son Paulfry Jackson of Port Arthur, Texas; brother Clovis Harrison of Port Arthur, Texas; 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews, family, and friends.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery.