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One person detained following Orange County shooting
A 36-year-old man was detained and is possibly facing charges of Aggravated Assault with an Deadly Weapon following a shooting in the 3100 block of Timberlake Street near the Bridge City area of Orange County, Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office received a call concerning a shooting in the 3100 block of Timberlake Street at around 3:40 p.m. Thursday.

Upon arrival deputies found a man lying in the road with what appeared to be a gunshot wound in his thigh, Hodgkinson said.

The man was conscious and alert but bleeding from his leg and an ambulance transported him to a Beaumont hospital with what authorities believe is a non-life threatening injury.

The 36-year-old man who lives at the residence in the 3100 block of Timberlake Street was detained and is facing possible charges of Aggravated Assault with an Deadly Weapon.

Investigators are currently speaking with witnesses and meeting with the gunshot victim at the hospital.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing at this time and the cause of the events that led up to the shooting is currently unknown.

Wanted fugitive located
A 22-year-old wanted fugitive that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant division was looking for has been located. The Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help in locating Darius Treyvon Jenkins Thursday.

Jenkins was wanted for burglary of a habitation.

DEA and other agencies executing search warrant at doctor's office in Pinehurst

ORANGE COUNTY - Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are executing a search warrant at a doctor's office in Pinehurst, according to information provided to KFDM News by federal agents.

Dr. Philip Martinez Cantue, 56, wasn't at his office. He was arrested Wednesday night on an unrelated charge of Assault Family Violence-Strangulation. KFDM News has obtained the Probable Cause Affidavit issued by Justice of the Peace David Peck for his arrest on that charge.

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Click here to read probable cause affidavit obtained by KFDM News for arrest of doctor on charge of Assault Family Violence-Strangulation

Click here to read previous Texas Medical Board actions involving the doctor.

Agents with the DEA, along with Pinehurst Police and the Orange County Sheriff's Office are on the scene Thursday morning at the office in the 200 block of Strickland Drive in Pinehurst.

Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson tells KFDM News the search warrant is at the office of Dr. Philip Cantu. He's listed as a pain management specialist.

Cantu is jailed in Orange County on an unrelated charge of assault family violence. He's jailed on Orange County. Cantu posted a $10,000 bond but there is a 48 hour on his release.

According to a Probable Cause Affidavit obtained by KFDM News, a woman who said she is his girlfriend told investigators Dr. Cantu assaulted her and tried to strangle her.

 

Click here to read PC for arrest of doctor on family violence charge

ORANGE COUNTY - Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are executing a search warrant at a doctor's office in Pinehurst, according to information provided to KFDM News by federal agents.

The doctor wasn't at his office. He was arrested Wednesday night on an unrelated charge of Assault Family Violence-Strangulation. KFDM News has obtained the Probable Cause Affidavit issued by Justice of the Peace David Peck for his arrest on that charge.

Watch KFDM News and stay with kfdm.com for updates.

Click here to read probable cause affidavit obtained by KFDM News for arrest of doctor on charge of Assault Family Violence-Strangulation

DPS investigating accident that injured female trooper; released from hospital Thursday morning

UPDATE: The identity of the trooper struck while working an accident scene in Orange County has been released.

Trooper Kimberly Ousman, 22, is currently recovering at home while the Texas Department of Public Safety investigates why a driver struck her.

Ousman responded to the scene of a one-vehicle crash at about 10:47 Wednesday on I-10 eastbound at FM 1136, according to a news release.

She was legally parked partially in the inside eastbound lane of IH-10 with her patrol unit emergency lights activated, according to the preliminary crash investigation.

Ousman was assisting the driver who had spun out of control due to recent rain and had come to rest facing west in the eastbound lanes of I-10, according to the news release.

After the first initial crash, a 2004 Mercury passenger van driven by 71-year-old Will Houston of Lake Charles failed to control speed and struck Ousmans' patrol unit from behind, the release stated.

Houston was also traveling eastbound on I-10.

Ousman was injured as a result of her patrol vehicle hitting the vehicle involved in the first crash while she was standing at the driver side window, the release stated.

She was transported to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Beaumont with unknown injuries and was later released early Thursday morning with minor injuries.

No other injuries were reported as a result of this crash. Houston was charged with Fail to Control Speed. The Orange Fire Department, Orange Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office assisted Highway Patrol Troopers at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol. 




SOUTHEAST TEXAS- A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper is recovering at home while the agency investigates why a driver struck her while she was working an accident scene in Orange County.

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The DPS will close IH-10 East at FM 1136 from 9 a.m. - noon Thursday to reconstruct and investigate the accident.

Doctors at Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth in Beaumont treated the trooper for what are described as minor injuries and released her early Thursday morning, according to information provided to KFDM News by DPS Sgt. Chuck Havard. She's recovering at home.

The female trooper was working an accident scene and was struck by another vehicle at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday on IH-10 East at FM 1136 near mile marker 870.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates that the trooper was struck by her patrol car after it was hit by another vehicle traveling east on IH-10.

The DPS  is investigating why the driver struck the trooper. The DPS says additional information will be provided once it completes the crash investigation.

DPS to close part of I-10 East Thursday for accident reconstruction

ORANGE COUNTY - The Texas Department of Public Safety is closing I-10 East at FM 1136 in Orange County from 9 a.m. - noon Thursday to investigate and reconstruct the accident that injured a trooper.

Stay with KFDM and kfdm.com for updates.

Doctors at Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth in Beaumont treated the trooper for what are described as minor injuries and released her early Thursday morning, according to information provided to KFDM News by DPS Sgt. Chuck Havard. She's recovering at home.

The female trooper was working an accident scene and was struck by another vehicle at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday on IH-10 East at FM 1136 near mile marker 870.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates that the trooper was struck by her patrol car after it was hit by another vehicle traveling east on IH-10.

The DPS  is investigating why the driver struck the trooper. The DPS says additional information will be provided once it completes the crash investigation.


 

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