Deputies arrest kidnapping suspects

Last week in the May 11, 2017 edition of The Vidor Vidorian, an article was published relating to the kidnapping of Orange Attorney Jim Bearden, Jr. from his Bridge City home. Bearden was released in Port Arthur after he was forced to withdraw funds from a mid-Jefferson County bank that the kidnappers forced Bearden to drive to, in his own car. At the time of the publication of that article, the kidnappers had vanished with the money.

According to a news release issued by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office this week, three arrests have been made in the kidnapping of a local attorney, Jim Sharon Bearden Jr.

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