On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at about 3:00 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to Cowboy Harley (1150 IH10) in reference to suspicious activity. When Officers arrived, they made contact with DeMarcus Brown, a 26 year old Beaumont Man. Brown was found to be in possession of marijuana, two firearms (one of which was stolen in an auto burglary over-night), as well as additional stolen property from multiple auto burglaries. From this investigation, Detectives learned that Corbin Branch, a 19 year old Beaumont Man, was staying in a room at the Super 8 Motel (1110 IH10). Branch was wanted for 3 motions to revoke felony probation and is a person of interest in two recent “Facebook” Aggravated Robberies that occurred in the City of Beaumont. Beaumont Police Detectives, with assistance from a Jefferson County District Attorney Investigator and the U.S. Marshalls, responded to the Super 8 Motel to arrest Branch for his outstanding warrants. When Investigators arrived, they attempted to make contact at Branch’s room, at which time, Branch and Fredrick Tyson, a 21 year old Beaumont Man, both jumped out of the hotel room window and led investigators on a brief foot chase in the area of College/IH10. Branch and Tyson were taken into custody, as well as Shedrick Matthews, a 23 year old Beaumont Man. Detectives located additional evidence of auto burglaries as well as a possible stolen firearm inside the hotel room.
Investigation revealed that Demarcus Brown, Corbin Branch, and Fredrick Tyson committed at least 5 auto burglaries overnight. Brown, Branch and Tyson are believed to be connected to multiple additional auto burglaries, aggravated robberies, and possible residential burglaries. The suspects were transported to the Jefferson County Jail and booked on the following charges:
Demarcus Brown was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Theft of a Firearm and Theft of Property. Corbin Branch was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Theft of a Firearm, and Evading Detention. Fredrick Tyson was charged with Theft of a Firearm and Evading Detention. Shedrick Matthews was charged with Possession of Marijuana.
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