Torres Appears In Federal Court

40-year old Jonathan Matthews Torres, the man accused of placing an explosive device near

the Stabucks on Dowlen Road in Beaumont and causing damage to St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Church with an explosive device, made his initial appearance in a Beaumont federal courtroom

yesterday. Torres faces five to 20 years in prison if he is convicted. He will have a second

hearing tomorrow afternoon. He is represented by court appointed attorney Ryan Gertz.  


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