Woman in custody for aggravated robberies that are linked to capital murder

Published 8:50 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Beaumont Police have a woman in custody for several aggravated robberies that are linked to the murder of Kera Teel and her unborn daughter, Kyndal.

Beaumont Police, US Marshall Service, Alcohol, Tabaco and Firearms, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Charles Police Department and  Calcasieu Parrish Sheriff’s Office are working together to help solve the capital murder case, according to a press release from Beaumont Police Department..

The investigation led investigators to Atayanna Asia Nicole Douglas, 17 year old Beaumont resident. She was located and  picked up June 13, 2017 in Lake Charles, Louisiana and  transported to Beaumont Police Department to speak with investigators.  Atayanna was interviewed and reportedly made a statement that implicated her to three aggravated robberies that are believed to be connected to the capital murder case.

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The investigation has led to the arrest of numerous gang members involved in violent crimes throughout Beaumont. Officers seized numerous guns and drugs and are still in the early stages of this ongoing investigation.

Police ask parents, pastors and community leaders to help them get these guns out of the hands of these young gang members.

Gun owners are asked to do a better job securing their weapons.  Guns have been stolen in auto burglaries from vehicles that were  left unlocked.