Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens is one of three that have been indicted by a Chambers
County grand jury on charges relating to campaign contributions. Stephens is charged with one
count of tampering with a governmental record, which is a state jail felony. She is also charged
with two counts of accepting cash contributions that exceeded $100, which are misdemeanors.
Constable Joe “QB” Stevenson has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge of accepting a
cash contribution exceeding $100 and Former Beaumont Police Lt. Ray Beck, who ran for
sheriff, has been indicted of accepting a cash contribution exceeding $100 and one count of
failure to return a political contributions, which are both misdemeanors. The grand jury
convened yesterday in Chambers County under the direction of the Texas Attorney General’s
Office. All three appeared this morning at the Chambers County Courthouse.