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December 31, 2013

Domestic disputes led to many 2013 homicides

Domestic disputes was the possible motive for a number of homicides that occurred in the cities of Nederland, Port Arthur and Jefferson County in 2013.

The homicides also included two sets of murders/suicides and double homicides and only one homicide from 2013 remains unsolved.


• Marcus “Big Country’ Sinegal, died from a gunshot wound after a disturbance outside Old School Shack, 901 Houston Ave., on March 30.

The shooting sparked two other incidents of what police believe were retaliatory shootings that left a total of three others with gunshot wounds.

Port Arthur Police later arrested Keenan Novon Anderson, 21, and Telly Roshard Joyce Jr., then 18, on charges of murder.

• Demario Polk, 24, and Carlos Deshawn Lowe, 23, died from gunshot wounds  on June 6.

The victims were found in and near a vehicle in the 2800 block of 59th Street in the Port Acres area of town.

Police were called to the 59th Street location near Topaz Avenue at about 1:05 a.m. June 6 in response to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival police located Lowe deceased from a single gunshot wound while still buckled to his seat belt. Polk was located outside the vehicle and had been shot about five times. Lowe was likely shot first.

Police believe the murders were a gun deal gone bad.

Demetrius Bernard Glenn, 20, was charged with capital murder and bond set at $1 million.

A review of status hearing for the suspect is set for Jan. 21, 2014.

• John Knight and Patricia Knight, both age 76, were found dead in their home in the 7600 block of Golfhill of an apparent murder/suicide on Oct. 23.

• Daniel Dubois, 59, was stabbed to death in a home in the 2800 block of Manning on Oct. 26. His body was discovered a week later on Nov. 2 when a relative arrived looking for him.

The victim’s ex-wife, Gayle Annette Waller, is charged with the murder.


• Hollie Arredondo, 55, was shot to death in her Nederland apartment on April 10.

Her son, Joseph Garrett Arredondo, 26, was charged with capital murder. His bond was set at $2 million.

When police arrived at Hillcrest Apartments, 1516 South 27th Street, just after 5 p.m. April 10 they discovered a 26-year-old man outside the apartment with a pistol and the back door to the apartment kicked in, according to a story that ran in the April 11 edition of the Port Arthur News.

Police were first alerted to the domestic disturbance when the local Spindletop Center (formerly Spindletop MHMR) called Nederland’s dispatch.

Police were initially given the incorrect address by Spindletop. Dispatch then cross-referenced the names and found the correct address.

Nederland Police Chief Darrell Bush said he doesn’t know why the victim chose to call Spindletop instead of the police.

A total of seven shots were fired in the apartment, six of them striking the victim.

• Patricia Dale Hebert, 67, died from a sharp force injury to the left jugular vein. She was found dead in her home in the 1500 block of North 27th Street on May 19.

A neighbor who lives behind Hebert had went to the home to check on her and found her on the floor in the kitchen with a laceration to the left side of her throat. Police said Hebert lived alone and there was no sign of forced entry to the home.

So far the crime remains unsolved and the case remains open and active.

“Some other forensic evidence has been sent off and we are waiting on the lab analysis before we go forward on the case,” Nederland Assistant Police Chief Gary Porter said.


• Tina Gail Aubey, 42, of Hamshire died form multiple gunshot wounds at the home of her boyfriend in the 15000 block of Heckaman Loop in Hamshire on May 23.

James Martin Chaney, 44, was charged with the homicide. His bond was set at $2 million.

• Cole Dupuy, of Fannett was found shot to death outside a home in the 15000 block of Boondocks Road.  

David Earl Smith, 35, of Hamshire was arrested and charged murder. His bond was set at $1 million.

The Jefferson County Sheriffs office received a phone call on Wednesday, June 5, at approximately 1:10 p.m. regarding a shooting. The caller said that he was flagged down by a man that stated he’d been involved in a shooting.

• Lauren Brack, 31, and Regino (Gino) Antonio Maybit, 30, both of Groves, were shot to death during an outing at McFaddin Beach on June 30.

The shooter, who then turned the gun on himself, was identified as Eric Barragan, 32, of Bridge City.

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