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March 6, 2013

Crime stopper tip leads to arrest

BEAUMONT — One of Beaumont’s “most wanted fugitives” was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a tip to crime stoppers.

George Broussard of Beaumont was arrested shortly before 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Lexington on the Lake apartment complex, which is located at 6195 N. Major St. in Beaumont. A tip to Crime Stoppers led authorities to the apartment where Broussard was located and arrested.

Broussard, 23, has been listed on the Beaumont Police Department’s “Most Wanted” list for some time as he was wanted for several outstanding warrants, including aggravated robbery, deadly conduct and manufacturing and/or delivery of a controlled substance.

Broussard was recently featured on the “Crime of the Week” segment on a local television news station.

Law enforcement personnel from the Beaumont Police Department, Port Arthur Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshall’s Service worked together in apprehending Broussard.

An unidentified 25-year-old woman was also arrested Tuesday and charged with harboring a fugitive.

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