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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Port Arthur, Texas Jury sentences a Man to 80 years $10,000 Fine from staff reports Beaumont a a jury elected to a take a shot at a convicted cocaine violator and gave him an 80-year sentence and $10,000 Fine for possessing less than one ounce of the controlled substance. The jury took an hour this week to agree that 31-year-old Darrell Washington of port Arthur should get 80 years in prison and a $10,000 Fine for cocaine Possession. Washington a former resident at 1821 Kansas ave. In port Arthur was convicted after police said they foiled his cocaine transaction in the port Arthur Library parking lot on May 4. As a repeat offender Washington could have been sentenced to 99 years in prison and fined $10,000 in connection with five Small bags of cocaine powder which police said were thrown from Washington a car during a High Speed Chase Down ninth Avenue. Assistant District attorney Waylyn Thompson had asked the jury to Send Washington to jail for at least 40 years. A a we be got to Stop fighting the War on drugs with by guns. When we get a decent shot take it. Then maybe we will have a Chance to make the difference a Thompson said during the punishment phase of the Day Long trial. Thompson said a co defendent in the Case George Morris had previously pleaded guilty to cocaine Possession and was sentenced to 20 years in state prison. Washington was sentenced under an enhancement clause that elevated his charges from second degree to a first degree felony. A i think the jury was trying to Send a message to the Community with this kind of sentence a Thompson said. Port Arthur police testified that they had attempted to Stop Washington and his passenger Morris at noon on May 4 after observing a an apparent drug according to court records. Police said Washington and Morris fled the Library a 3601 cultural Center drive parking lot in a car and ran Over a curb. Morris was seen throwing material from the car which was later recovered and Field tested As cocaine according to police reports. Simon plans Celebration a party honouring Mike Simon candidate for precinct 2 Jefferson county commissioner will be at the Pompano club 330 twin City Highway tuesday at 7 . After the primary election. The Public is invited to attend. Violent crimes reported in Atlantic Oitt port Arthur t Calverton year murder rope robbery aggravated assault violent total total All crimes a Page a Page a Page a Page a Page a Page 1972 15 a an a 25 a an of 397 no a a 166 a an of 603 a an of 5,171 1973. 16 no a a 18 a an a 238 a an of 217 489 no no 4,856 1974 Ion a 14 30 no 56 281 a a 348 no 199 no 640 520 no 1.058 4,627 no 5,608 1973 19 a a 14 32 a a 34 377 a a 332 223 a a 526 651 no 906 4,854 no 5,682 1976 8 a an a 23 a an a 375 a an a 183 a an of 589 no no 4,689 no no 1977 Ion a 18 27 a a 47 256 no 219 157 a a 378 450 no 662 4,390 no 5,562 1978 Ion a 13 36 a a 45 342 a a 217 256 no 534 646 no 809 5,738 no 5,671 1979 9 a a 24 63 a a 78 438 a a 264 265 a a 630 775 no 996 7,010 no 6,061 1980 Len a 18 51 a a 115 646 a a 255 331 a a 790 1,039 no 1,178 11,899 a a 4,979 1981 15 a a 20 63 a a 54 789 no 277 421 a a 945 1.288 no i2.5?i Anza. A Tsz 1982 20 3 15 a a of Quot a att hot tit 158 Quot set �?�4st a a test i i .07 507 1,306 14,789 3,513 7.066 1983 3 12 22 49 in 50 593 135 290 382 310 942 1,027 475 1,304 15,480 3,366 6,563 1984 16 la 13 54 24 45 591 103 175 333 351 869 994 489 1,102 13,389 3,424 6,127 1985 8 Lull 38 20 57 574 88 238 400 358 1,133 1,020 477 1,439 15,428 3,353 7,226 1986 7 16 8 49 28 66 559 130 375 485 424 1,185 1,100 598 1,634 15,521 4,033 7,523 1987 16 9 23 51 27 63 527 206 331 485 802 1,220 1,079 1,044 1,634 14,532 5.641 a,021 1988 4 6 13 49 52 79 537 162 254 472 1,104 1,478 1,062 1,324 1,824 15,281 5,822 7,979 1989 15 16 13 64 30 60 543 182 278 647 605 1,692 1,269 833 2,043 14,245 5,703 8,526 total i 82-89 89 84 118 411 221 480 4,604 1,164 2 301 3,654 4,278 9,390 8,758 5,74712,289 source port Arthur Atlantic City and Galveston polka Page a have increased 95 percent from 1972 to 1989, the increase from 1977 a the year before the first Casino opened a to 1989 is 162 percent. Paulus said the difference resulted from the economic boost brought on in 1977 by Casino construction which lowered unemployment and increased wages in Atlantic City. As a result the 1977 figures for both violent and property crimes were the lowest of the decade. He added that Casino opponents from various parts of the country have always insisted on using 1977 figures when illustrating crime increases during the City a Casino Era. A actually the 1976 or earlier figures Are More representative of crime before casinos than the 1977 numbers because that a when the casinos started to make their economic Impact and when things started improving a Paulus said. Atlantic City police chief Joseph pasqual said his City really has a lower violent crime rate per capita than most other northeastern cities while the resorts property crime rate per capita is higher. Pasquale attributed the difference to the number of tourists visiting the City and the Many Petty thieves attracted to the throngs of people. A whenever you get this Many people in one place you re going to attract More pickpockets and you re Petty Larcenie will go sky High. But those Arentt violent crimes a Pasquale said. Next a comparison of property crimes in Atlantic City port Arthur and Galveston. Lawsuit from Pogo a be applied to principal and interest payments of the original loan or 4. A Grant to be applied to principal and interest payments due under the original loan. The housing finance corp., As Early As feb. 27, 1987, requested repayment assistance from Noaa under provisions of the coastal zone management act. That request and an Appeal in 1989 were rejected by Noaa. The loan from Noaa to the housing finance corp. Is insured by the Federal housing administration in the . Department of housing and Urban development. In its latest rejection of a request for repayment assistance. Noaa asked for a loan repayment plan to be guaranteed by the City of port Arthur or the housing finance corp. Would face notice of default on its Noaa loan and repayment would be claimed by Noaa from the Cha insurance on the loan. On Jan. 3, 1990, James m. Wilson manager of the Houston office. Region i of Hud wrote to Noaa stating that Noaak a freeze on release of liens on diabetes mellitus free lecture by nutritionist tuesday March 13, 5 30 pm pleas Call for reservation Colin l. Nales . Family practice it allergies 37m perk plow Circle it. 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And Hayes was a not in keeping with the project or we Are investigating whether such action has discharged the Fhay a insurance obligation a Wilson wrote. Currently the housing finance corp. Has filed suit in the Federal District court at Beaumont seeking an injunction to prevent Noaa from demanding payment from Cha on the loan and a declaratory judgment that Noaa be ordered to pursue repayment assistance to the housing finance corp. Under the coastal zone management approves test of area incinerator by Harry Taylor port Arthur news staff writer a trial Burn to test chemical waste management new hazardous waste incineration facility located just West of port Arthur has been approved for monday and tuesday by the . Environmental Protection Agency. During the two Day Burn chem wastes rotary Kiln incinerator will Burn 3,300 pounds of liquid poly chlorinated biphenyl or pcs per hour for 15 hours and 3,300 pounds of solid pc wastes per hour for 15 hours according to the Epa. The Burns which will be in excess of 2, too degrees fahrenheit will be monitored by an Epa representative. Test results from a Texas water commission trial Burn completed in mid january will determine whether the incinerator can Burn other hazardous wastes safely. Rise from Page a county District attorneys office in an attempt to file criminal charges even if the victim in the Case refuses to file charges Huebel said. Though Many victims done to want to file the department will pursue the Case if several offences occur he said. A maybe Over the Long run it will la Susa on ii any ticket Price. Discount will be Given o combined i Lim. 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