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COVID-19 Related Documents and Declarations

Courthouse re-opening plan
Judiciary Opening Plan
Sheriff Zena Stephens has SUSPENDED VISITATION at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility until further notice. Phone privileges will remain in effect. - 3/13/2020

Death Investigation

In the early morning hours of Sunday, 02/02/2020, 22 year old Joshua Allen Sees was arrested by the Beaumont Police Department and booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for warrants related to: Felony Escape Aggravated Kidnapping Aggravated Sexual Assault Aggravated Robbery Sees was housed in a single cell due to his aggravated charges. In the afternoon hours of 02/03/2020, Joshua Sees attempted to commit suicide in his cell. Sees was discovered by Corrections Officers while making their mandated rounds. Staff immediately initiated emergency procedures. Corrections officers and medical staff initiated CPR and were able to resuscitate Sees. Joshua Sees was transported to a local hospital where he remained until he passed in the afternoon of 02/05/2020. Justice of the Peace Ben Collins was notified and an autopsy was ordered. As per Texas Commission on Jail Standards and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Policy, this incident is being investigated by the Texas Rangers. His family has been notified.

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2/7/2020 1:30 PM
Crystal Holmes, PIO
cholmes@co.jefferson.tx.us