Beaumont man sentenced after dice shootout

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A man from Beaumont has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for his involvement in a shooting related to a lost dice game.

Javante Jordan Stoker was sentenced Thursday by a jury. He will have to serve half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, according to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

According to the statement, Stoker and several others were shooting dice outside Waffle House on College Street in the early morning hours of August 7, 2019.


“Stoker lost $ 100 in the game, walked over to his car and came back with an assault rifle called Draco,” the statement said. “He told the others to roll dice to give them their money. The victim pushed the gun away and tried to escape.

Stoker shot the victim in the leg, shattering his shin and he “crawled into the Waffle House to safety,” the statement said. The man was then taken to hospital in a private vehicle.

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