Orange man indicted for felony theft in Beaumont
By Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader
Kendon L Leger, also known as Kendon Lee Leger, 36, was indicted on Wednesday by the Jefferson County Grand Jury for an incident which occurred on March 3, 2019, in Beaumont.
Leger, according to an affidavit for the arrest warrant, stole a bottle of Promethazine from Walgreen’s located at 3605 College Street in Beaumont.
Promethazine can treat allergies and motion sickness. It can be used as a sedative before and after surgery and medical procedures. This medication can also help control pain, nausea, and vomiting, according to www.drugs.com.
As the officer searched the area after Leger fled on foot, he spotted a man matching the description of the subject as the person flagged the officer down.
The officer noted Leger’s lower face and shirt were covered in a green liquid substance.
Leger told the officer he was tired of being on the streets and wanted to go home.
He also told the officer the location of where he disposed of the bottle.
Leger had two prior convictions of theft. One theft was out of Orange County on June 22, 2012, and one out of the city of Orange also on June 22, 2012.
An indictment is not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.