On Thursday, January 27, 2022, BPD Persons Detectives obtained a Murder warrant for Markeith Rashaad Morgan, a 33 year old Beaumont resident. Morgan’s Murder warrant is in connection with the August 6, 2020 Homicide of Antonio Wilson, that occurred in the 5900 block of Bedford Drive. The warrant was issued by Justice of the Peace Ben Collins Sr., with a bond amount of $1,000.000.
At 2:00 pm, the BPD Special Assignmemt Unit, along with the US Marshals Service arrested Morgan in the 2200 block of W. Virginia. He was then transported to the Beaumont Police station where he was interviewed by Persons Detectives prior to being transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
This investigation is on-going and Detectives expect additional arrests to be forthcoming.
*Original Press Release *
On Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:40 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to the 5900 block of Bedford in reference to a Victim of a Shooting. When Officers arrived, they located a victim in a parking lot of the apartment complex. Beaumont EMS arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Antonio Wilson, a 32 year old Beaumont resident. Detectives are asking businesses and residents in the area to review their security cameras between 6:20-6:45 p.m. and report any activity that could be helpful. The investigation is on-going, anyone with information is asked to call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS(8477).