Jefferson County Men Charged with Federal Violations Related to Armed Robberies in Port Arthur/Beaumont
BEAUMONT, Texas – Four Port Arthur, Texas men have been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with federal violations related to a crime spree in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.
Darrion Tyrell Kimble, 19; Tavori Terrell Jackson, 19; Damien Earl Kimble, 35; and Kamren Terezz Lewis, 18, were named in the 11-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on May 2, 2018, charging them with Hobbs Act conspiracy and federal firearms violations. The defendants made initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn today in Beaumont.
According to the indictment, from July 26, 2017, through Mar. 6, 2018, the defendants are alleged to have conspired together to commit five armed robberies of businesses in Port Arthur and Beaumont, which unlawfully obstructed, delayed and affected commerce, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951.
Under federal statutes, if convicted, the defendants face up to 20 years in federal prison.
This case is being investigated by the Beaumont Police Department, the Port Arthur Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John B. Ross.
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.