Port Arthur Police make early morning arrest following sexual assault report

Published 12:10 am Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Port Arthur Police arrested a suspect early this morning following a reported sexual assault.

Sgt. Shawn Henry said authorities responded to the 4500 block Dryden Road at 4:14 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a disturbance.

UPDATE: Port Arthur Police release name of sexual assault suspect.

During the course of the investigation, according to Henry, officers determined a sexual assault took place and a suspect returned to the area.

“The suspect was arrested and taken to Jefferson County Correctional Facility for booking on the charge,” Henry said, adding Criminal Investigation Division detectives were leading the investigation.

Information on the suspect’s name, official charge and hometown were not initially released.

Port Arthur Police have not released any information about the alleged crime.