Beaumont Officers assist in capturing Possible Aggravated Robbery Suspect.


On Saturday, 03/28/15 at approximately 12:41 am, Beaumont Police Officers received a call in reference to Orange County sheriff, and Police Officers in pursuit of a Possible Armed robbery suspect coming west bound on I-10. The chase entered the city and ended in the area of the Salt Water Barrier, where the suspect drove the vehicle on the boat ramp then into the water. The suspect fled on foot running on the north bank he then jumped into the water attempting to swim across to the other side.  He thought twice and returned to bank where he was apprehended by a multi Agency Police Force.

The vehicle, (truck) was pulled out of the water it was reported stolen out of Lufkin TX.

The suspect: Rice, Ronald Wayne II (no date of birth given), Rice also had Warrants out of Lufkin, TX and Dequincy La.

Rice faces charges of: Aggravated Robbery Evading and Warrants.

Officer J. Ornelas