On Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 8:22 AM, Officers responded to the Family Dollar in the 2200 block of Gulf Street in reference to a disturbance.
Derrick Derane Jones, a 54 year old Beaumont man, robbed the clerk and pistol whipped her with an air soft pistol. He was forcing the clerk to an area with money when the first officer arrived on scene. Jones ran from the officer and was later apprehended after resisting arrest.
Jones was transported to Jefferson County Jail and booked in for Aggravated Robbery- $100,000 bond, Evading Arrest- 5,000 bond, and Resisting Arrest - 5,000 bond.
Jones is a suspect in at least one other Beaumont robbery.