Beaumont man charged with capital murder

Published 5:38 pm Thursday, June 15, 2017

A 22-year-old Beaumont man has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Kera Teel and her unborn daughter, Kyndal.

Jared Javon Bias turned himself in to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility Wednesday night for an unrelated charge of hindering apprehension. Bond on that charge is set at $1 million. He was served with the capital murder warrant at the jail and there is no bond with this charge, Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley said.

Police hope to make more arrests.

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Earlier this week Atayanna Asia Nicole Douglas, 17, of Beaumont, was arrested on three charges of aggravated robbery that police believe are related to the capital murder of Teel and her baby. Her bonds total $1.5 million.

Numerous tips have been coming in regarding the case and police continue to investigate.

“We realize people are frustrated and not understanding the direction of the investigation and the amount of time it takes but this is a capital murder case and we are going to be thorough,” Riley said. “Where media will see this as a one-time thing and go to the next story, there are people under arrest and we still have a trial so justice is served. It’s not over when an arrest is made. Our first priority is not throwing all kinds of information out there and hurting the case but keeping the case solid and for justice for the family with not just a homicide case but every case.”

The capital murder case is high profile and the community is outraged over it and a lot of tips have come in.

If you have additional information about this case, contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS or submit your tip on the app, P3 TIPS.  Your tip will remain anonymous. Police received the call of shots fired around 1:50 a.m. June 6 at Sienna Apartment Homes, located at 6155 Sienna Trails.

When officers arrived the found Kera Teel, a 19-year-old Beaumont woman, in her car in the parking lot of the complex suffering from gunshot wounds. Teel was seven-months pregnant with a baby girl. Beaumont EMS arrived on scene and transported Teel to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where every possible effort was made to save her, and the life of her baby. Kera’s baby, Kyndal Jae Teel, was born at the hospital but passed away a short time later, according to a press release from the Beaumont Police Department.

Teel had taken her mother to a hospital in Galveston and were just returning from a long day of medical treatment when the shooting occurred. Teel’s mother was inside the vehicle during the incident but was not harmed.