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INDICTMENTS — Nederland man charged for Briarcliff Apartment murder

BEAUMONT — A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Jonathan Alejandro “Johny” Loya for the May 29 murder of Joshua Caleb Miller in Nederland.

The indictment was handed down on Wednesday.

Miller, 34, was found dead from a gunshot wound in his apartment around 6:30 p.m. May 29 at Briarcliff Apartments, 1315 N. Twin City Hwy.

Loya, 20, was one of three suspects reportedly involved in the murder.

According to the arrest warrant, a witness saw a black male, a white male and Loya in an altercation with Miller. Loya grabbed a gun from the white male in the parking lot and went back up to Miller’s apartment. A gunshot was heard, then Loya came back down the stairs with the gun and left in a truck.

The next day Loya went to the Nederland Police Station to speak with officers and was wearing the same clothing the witness described the night before. He then asked for a lawyer to be present and did not make any other statements.

Loya was arrested and bond was set at $250,000, according to an archive story.

The city’s last homicide was the May 2018 killing of Michael Legg on Beauxart Gardens Road.

Other indictments include:

  • Nathaniel Berry, 63, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated assault-family violence for an incident that occurred May 24.
  • James Berry Grantham, 57, of Beaumont was indicted for violation of a protective order for an incident that occurred June 22.
  • Dianett Bass, also known as Dinetta Deshonary Bass and Dianett Deshaun Dorne, 54, of Beaumont was indicted for assault on a peace officer for an incident that occurred March 3.
  • Thomas Henry Black Jr., 39, of Beaumont was indicted for attempt to take weapon from officer for an incident that occurred June 2.
  • Thomas Henry Black Jr., 39, of Beaumont was indicted for assault on a peace officer for an incident that occurred June 2.
  • Brandon Jacobe Jefferson, 35, of Beaumont was indicted for deadly conduct for an incident that occurred May 22.
  • Bruce Lane, 30, of Beaumont was indicted for aggravated assault for an incident that occurred May 3.
  • Bruce Lane, 30, of Beaumont was indicted for evading arrest/detention with previous convictions for an incident that occurred May 3.
  • Britney Calloway, 28, of Kountze, was indicted for fraudulent use of identifying information for an incident that occurred Dec. 17.
  • Bobby Joe Gobert, 38, of Beaumont was indicted for possession of prohibited weapon for an incident that occurred May 18.
  • Richard Chavez, 39, of Beaumont was indicted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements for an incident that happened April 29.
  • Joel Keith Dodson, 28, of Vidor was indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by felon for an incident that occurred April 5.
  • Allen Keith Harmon, 48, of Beaumont was indicted for burglary of a building for an incident that occurred May 17.
  • Demarco Jerrod Johnson, 29, of Beaumont was indicted for possession of marijuana for an incident that occurred Oct. 12.
  • Demarco Jerrod Johnson, 29, of Beaumont was indicted for theft of a firearm for an incident that occurred Oct. 12.
  • Patrician Henry, 54, of Port Arthur was indicted for felony theft with prior theft convictions for an incident that occurred June 6.
  • Geremy Deshawn Harris, 26, of Beaumont was indicted for felony theft with prior theft convictions for an incident that occurred April 9.
  • Curtis Wayne Guidry, 19, of Port Arthur was indicted for felony theft from person for an incident that occurred April 29.
  • Matthew Elijah Bowman, 28, of Beaumont was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, for an incident that occurred April 9.
  • Jessie Gerald Bushnell, 60, of Beaumont was indicted for felony driving while intoxicated for an incident that occurred March 19.
  • Jeremy Jermaine Alexander, 31, of Port Arthur was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, phencyclidine, PCP, for an incident that occurred Dec. 5.
  • Derrick Dwain Green, 41, of Groves was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, for an incident that occurred Oct. 12.
  • Elijah Jakquel Guillory, 18, of Beaumont was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, synthetic marijuana, for an incident that occurred Jan. 5.
  • Blake James Hebert, 20, of Vidor, was indicted for possession of marijuana for an incident that occurred Dec. 9.
  • Aaron Joseph Jinks, 29, of Ragley, Louisiana, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, for an incident that occurred Feb. 21.
  • Randy Deshawn Kelly, 28, of Beaumont was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, for an incident that occurred Sept. 18.
  • Alejandro Longoria, 20, of Port Arthur was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, tetrahydrocannabinol, for an incident that occurred Dec. 24.
  • Luraea Dorsey, 35, of Beaumont was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, phencyclidine, PCP, for an incident that occurred Jan. 3.