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UPDATE: 26-year-old stabbed to death; police make arrest

(Editor’s note: Police arrested Ronald Laverne Crawford on Wednesday. Bond set at $1 million.)

On Tuesday, at 9:44 p.m. Beaumont Police responded to the 9300 block of Riggs Street in reference to a stabbing.

When officers arrived they located the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. Beaumont EMS responded and pronounced the victim deceased.

Through the investigation, it was revealed there was an altercation between a suspect and victim, at which time the suspect began to stab the victim multiple times and then fled the scene on a bicycle prior to police arrived.

The victim has been identified as Grady Aaron Rothkamm, 26 from Beaumont.

Detectives were able to obtain suspect information and a murder warrant for Ronald Laverne Crawford, 53 from Beaumont.

If you have any information about the location of Crawford, contact Beaumont Police or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477).