BPD Detectives have obtained a Murder Warrant for Jayden Joseph Leonard, a 17 year old Beaumont resident, for the April 25, 2022 Murder of David Parkerson in the 3700 block of Usan. Detectives responded to the scene of the Homicide around 9:00 p.m. last night and have been working tirelessly for the last 24 hours to investigate this case. This evening, Leonard turned himself in to Detectives and was taken into custody for the Murder Warrant. He was then transported to the Jefferson County Jail. Judge Collins issued a bond of $950,000.

The investigation is on-going and additional arrests are expected. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS(8477) or download the P3 Tips app on your smartphone. All tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward.

(Due to technical difficulties, the image of Leonard could not be uploaded. See Beaumont Police Facebook Page for picture).