A Port Arthur man is indicted for murder following a brutal home-invasion in January. A Jefferson County grand jury this week handed up a two-count indictment of Raul Aguilar Trejo, 39, of Port Arthur, charging him with murder and forgery.
A probable cause affidavit obtained by 12News says Trejo burst into a home on 4th Avenue in Sabine Pass on Jan. 26. Witnesses said Jonah Jarritt Rivera tried to protect others in the house and Trejo shot him in the mouth. Trejo fled after the shooting. The witnesses took Rivera to a fire station in the 5000 block of Gufway so he could get help. From there he was taken to the hospital, but doctors could not save his life.
Another probable cause affidavit says Trejo was indicted this week for forgery when he tried to cash a stolen check. The affidavit says days after the deadly home invasion, Trejo went to the Chase Bank in the 4000 block of State Highway 347. He handed the teller his ID and a check for over $3,000. The check had previously been reported as stolen. The teller called police and Trejo fled. Police quickly found and arrested Trejo following the incident at the bank.
Jail records on March 8 show Trejo remains in the Jefferson County jail held on a $750,000 bond for murder and a $10,000 bond for forgery.