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COVID-19 Related Documents and Declarations
3/13/2020 - Sheriff Zena Stephens has SUSPENDED VISITATION at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility until further notice. Phone privileges will remain in effect.

Death Investigation

On Saturday, 02/22/2020 at 12:57 p.m., Deputies responded to the Sterling Ship Yard, 906 Main, Port Neches, Texas in reference to an industrial accident with injury. It was reported that an employee had fallen on a Tug Boat at the dry dock. The injured man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. He is identified as 60 year old Gelacio Martinez of Winnie. The family of Mr. Martinez has been notified. Judge Burnett ordered an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.

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2/24/2020 1:17 PM
Crystal Holmes, PIO
cholmes@co.jefferson.tx.us