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Port Arthur man indicted for federal robbery charges, brandishing firearm in December game room robbery

The four men allegedly beat the owner of the game room and stole cash around 4:30 a.m. on December 21, 2018.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — A 20-year-old Port Arthur man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence for his alleged involvement in a December 21 game room robbery. 

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Jamon Roshaud Brooks was indicted on Wednesday, May 1. He is accused of robbing a business, along with three other men, at gunpoint in the 2100 block of Stillwater Drive. The four men allegedly beat the owner of the game room and stole cash around 4:30 a.m. on December 21, 2018, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Office news release. 

Brooks was arrested after allegedly fleeing with the other men in a Nissan Versa according to the release. The owner of the business chased the men in his car, and told a 911 dispatcher they were shooting at him according to the release. 

An off-duty sheriff's deputy was able to quickly locate them and chased the vehicle to 1280 Saxe according to the release. At the time of the original news release, the other three suspects were still at large.

If convicted, Brooks faces up to 20 years in federal prison for the robbery and seven years consecutive for brandishing a firearm according to the release.

From a Department of Justice news release: 

A 20-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.       

Jamon Roshaud Brooks was named in a two-count indictment charging him with Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on May 1, 2019.

The indictment alleges that on Dec. 21, 2018, Brooks brandished a firearm while robbing a business located at 2150 Stillwater Drive in Beaumont, Texas, which engaged in, and affected interstate commerce in violation of the Hobbs Act.   

 If convicted, Brooks faces up to 20 years in federal prison for the robbery and seven years consecutive for brandishing a firearm.

This case is being investigated by the Beaumont Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Port Arthur Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell James.

 It is important to note that a complaint, arrest, or indictment should 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.

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