BEAUMONT — UPDATE: Authorities say six of seven suspects have been taken into custody following a chase and a burglary at AT&T on Dowlen Road in Beaumont:
Joesph Yarborough, 19 year old Houston resident - apprehended in Orange
Corde St. Jules, 17 year old Houston resident- apprehended in Orange
16 year old, black male juvenile- apprehended in Orange- transported to Minnie Rogers Juvenile Detention Center charged with Burglary and Evading.
Ricky Tatum, 25 year old Houston resident- on Parole for Burglary of a Habitation (Harris County)- apprehended in Hardin County
Amari Alexander, 18 year old Houston resident- on Probation for Burglary of a Building (Harris County)- apprehended in Hardin County
Kevin Scales, 20 year old Houston resident- on Bond for Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Harris County)- apprehended in Hardin County
All adult suspects listed have been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
Yarborough and St. Jules were also charged with Evading. Additional charges are expected as well.
The adult suspects have all been transported to the Jefferson County Jail to be booked in on their charges.
Mug shots are pending.
All six suspects have been linked with other suspects involved in over 50 commercial burglaries in the greater Houston area in 2018 alone, according to authorities.
Previous report below:
UPDATE— three additional suspects in Lumberton PD custody are on the way to the Beaumont Police Department.
Beaumont Police say a chase ensued following a burglary at AT&T on Dowlen Road around 4:20 Thursday morning.
A vigilant citizen called to advise that two vehicles with at least six black males were breaking into AT&T.
Officers were able to locate the two involved vehicles near Park North Drive & Eastex Freeway. Both vehicles fled from police North, toward Hardin County.
One vehicle of suspects lost control in the grassy median in the 1500 block of HWY 69 S in Lumberton. The suspects fled on foot from the disabled vehicle.
At this time, Hardin County & Lumberton PD are still actively searching for the suspects near the area near HWY 69/Pecan and south toward Keith Road. They have attempted to steal at least one vehicle in the area, while evading police.
The general description is four black males, one has short hair and they should be muddy from evading police for the last five hours.
The second vehicle continued to flee from police for a lengthy time, covering Kountze, Sour Lake, Jefferson County, back into Beaumont, then onto IH-10 East until the suspects lost control and disabled the vehicle in Orange. That vehicle contained three suspects, who fled on foot but all of which were apprehended. Two are adults and one is a juvenile. At this time, these suspects are in custody at Beaumont P.D.
Both vehicles used during the commission of these crimes are believed to be stolen out of Harris County.
This investigation is on-going, more information will be released as it becomes available. If you see someone suspicious that matches the general description, call 911