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

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, April 1, 2020

(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.

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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).