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Suspect arrested, charged with murder after Friday evening homicide in Port Arthur

The incident stemmed from an argument between two people that turned physical.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A Port Arthur man has been arrested and charged with murder after a Friday evening argument between two people turned physical.

Port Arthur Police Detective Sadie Guedry told 12News police were called to the 800 block of Stillwell Boulevard shortly before 5 p.m. 

When officers got to the scene, they found an unresponsive Chaddric Lanes. Lanes was later pronounced dead by Justice of Peace Tom Gillam, according to a Port Arthur Police Department release.

Officers learned Lanes and Ahmad Acrond, 48 of Port Arthur, were involved in an argument that escalated and became physical. After the argument became physical, Lanes was fatally wounded. 

Acrond was still at the scene when officers arrived. He was arrested and charged with murder.

Acrond is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $100,000 bond according to jail records.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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From a full Port Arthur Police Department release:

On 3/11/22 at approximately 4:52PM, Port Arthur Police Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Stilwell Blvd. in reference to a subject down. Officers arrived on scene and located a male subject who was unresponsive

Preliminary investigation revealed the victim and another subject were involved in an argument which escalated and became physical. During the altercation, the victim was fatally wounded.

The suspect, identified as 48-year-old, Ahmad Acrond of Port Arthur, was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, and charged with Murder.

The victim was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace, Tom Gillam. An autopsy has been ordered.

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