Juan San Miguel Investigation

On Monday, July 24, 2017, Sheriff Zena Stephens was notified by the Beaumont Police Department that part-time Jefferson County Courthouse Security Officer Juan San Miguel was under investigation for Sexual Assault. It was planned that he would be placed on Administrative Leave without pay, however, San Miguel failed to show up for work Monday through Friday. Juan San Miguel resigned from his job as part-time Courthouse Security on Friday, 07-28-2017 by sending his letter and credentials through a third party. He had been a part-time Security Officer since 06-20-2016. Prior to that, he had been an Officer with BISD PD and Beaumont PD. On 08-04-2017, BPD walked six cases through the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Three warrants for Indecency with a Child and three warrants for Sexual Assault of a Child were issued. This morning, 08-09-2017, we were advised by Cleburne, Texas Police Department that San Miguel had committed suicide by shooting himself near a local park. This occurred around 5:40 a.m. - ###### - For additional information contact Captain Crystal Holmes Email: Cholmes@co.jefferson.tx.us Main: 409.835.8411 Office: 409.835.8744

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8/9/2017 1:26 PM
Marcus McLellan,