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Port Arthur man accused of beating, robbing game room clerk on Christmas Eve

Police found Javante Bailey hiding in a cabinet under the kitchen sink at his relative's house after receiving a Crime Stoppers tip.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Authorities reported on Jan. 3, they were looking for 26-year-old, Javante Bailey who was wanted in connection with a robbery that happened on Christmas Eve 2019 in Port Arthur.

Police say Bailey beat and robbed a clerk at Thu's game room on the 1300 block of 9th Avenue in Port Arthur. Bailey shoved her to the floor and hit the clerk several times in the face with a closed fist, according to a news release from Port Arthur Police.

The female clerk is still recovering from non life-threatening injuries. 

Police found Bailey Tuesday, Jan. 7, at approximately 10 a.m. after receiving a Crime Stoppers tip. He was found hiding in a cabinet under the kitchen sink at his relative's house.

Police have confirmed that money was the motive. Port Arthur Police, US Marshals and the Jefferson County Warrant Division collective helped with the capturing of Bailey.

Bailey's bond is set for $500,000, jail records show.

This case is still under investigation. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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Port Arthur Police Department full release 01/07/2020

On 12/24/19 at approximately 6:52 PM, Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department responded to 1300 9th Ave. @ Thu’s Game Room in reference to a robbery that just occurred. A male black attacked the clerk, by shoving her to the ground and striking her several times in the face with a closed fist, while taking money from her. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the suspect. The victim received non-life threatening injuries.

During the follow-up investigation, the suspect was identified as Port Arthur Resident, 26 year old, Javante Bailey. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

On 1/7/20 at approximately 10:15 AM, Officers with the Port Arthur Police Department, with the help of the US Marshals and Jefferson County Warrant Division, Bailey was located and apprehended. He was found at a relative’s house hiding in a cabinet under the kitchen sink.. He was transported to the station for questioning then transported to the Jefferson County Correction Facility. This incident is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Port Arthur Police Department.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office full release 01/03/2020..

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating 26-year-old Javante Bailey of Port Arthur, Texas. Bailey is wanted in connection with a Robbery that occurred on Christmas Eve in Port Arthur.

If you have information as to the location of Bailey, contact Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS, online at www.833TIPS.com
or download the P3 app on your smart device. You will not be asked for your identity and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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