Port Arthur man indicted for hotel manslaughter, gun felony

Published 6:17 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Jefferson County grand jury indicted a Port Arthur man for a fatal shooting at a motel.

Jeremy Mesa Bell, 32, was indicted for manslaughter in the Jan. 7 shooting of John M. Sinegal, 45, at Port Arthur Inn motel on Gulfway Drive. He was also indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Court records show Sinegal suffered from a gunshot wound to the chest and an eyewitness told detectives Bell had a Judge .410 revolver in his possession.

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The two were in the room when the gun discharged. Sinegal died on the way to the hospital.