Residents of Lufkin and more specifically the Fuller Springs area can now rest easy. A murder suspect from Beaumont has been caught after almost 20 days on the run.

Beaumont Police Department officers arrested Channin Keon Ardoin for the October 7, 2022 homicide of Jason West. They got a murder warrant for him last week, and he was taken into custody at Lucas Drive and Eastex Freeway in Beaumont.

Officers found him around 1 am on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Many law enforcement agencies were on the hunt for him, including the Texas DPS.

Murder Suspect On The Run In Lufkin Found Back In Beaumont

They are still looking for information regarding the murder investigation, and you can contact the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234 if he confided in you while he was in our area.

If you wish to remain anonymous and be eligible for a possible cash reward contact Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas. CLICK HERE to download their app or submit a tip.

Ardoin became a suspect when the body of Beaumont minister, Jason West age 41, was found badly burned in a home after a fire in the 4500 block of Dallas Avenue. West's death is now considered a homicide and his official cause of death is unknown.

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According to 12News in Beaumont, Jason West was a gentle giant who would spend his time at the House of Prayer Church helping elderly congregation members and singing backup in the church's choir.

Beaumont Police ruled that the fire was not accidental. Bond was set for Ardoin at $1 million.

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