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Another round of heavy rain moving through portions of SE Texas today. Some heavy showers and thunderstorms were as far north as China and Nome this morning. By this evening most of the rain will start to move out. Highs today will reach the mid 80's. Our coverage of showers goes down to 50% for Friday with highs in the upper 80's.
Man charged with biting, hitting police officers
BEAUMONT - Beaumont Police have arrested a man accused of hitting one police officer in the jaw and biting another one.
Someone called 911 at about 1 a.m. Wednesday to report a man in their backyard in the 600 block of East Lavaca. Police responded and say the man was trying to siphon gasoline.
Officers spotted the man near Woodrow and Maddox. They tried to detain him but he broke away and tried to run.
According to investigators, the suspect struck an officer in the jaw and bit another officer. Police arrested the suspect, Ricky Odell, 47, of Beaumont, and took him into custody. Neither officer was seriously hurt.
They arrested Odell for two counts of assault on a public servant, evading detention and resisting arrest.