Nederland man arrested on manslaughter charge

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Port Arthur police have arrested a man on a warrant related to the death of a 27-year-old woman after she possibly was thrown from a vehicle.

On Oct. 15, Officers arrived to the 3700 block of Lake Arthur Drive just before 10 a.m., according to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department.

They found Madison Martinez with life-threatening injuries. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

On Nov. 10, officers obtained an arrest warrant on manslaughter charges for 48-year-old Lonnie Rodgers, of Nederland, the release said.

“The death of Madison Martinez is an ongoing and fluid investigation,” the release said. The Criminal Investigations Division of the Port Arthur Police Department continues to follow leads and no further information will be released at this time.”