A Port Barre man died Saturday night after he steered his all-terrain vehicle into a ditch and was thrown from the vehicle, State Police said.

Lance Lomas, 28, was on U.S. 190 near Bayou Road in St. Landry Parish, driving on the westbound shoulder, Master Trooper Brooks David said Sunday in a news release.

For reasons still under investigation, Lomas veered right, crossed a driveway and drove into the ditch. The ATV started to flip, throwing Lomas.

Lomas was not wearing a helmet and suffered critical injuries. He died later at a hospital.

“Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash,” David said.

Routine toxicology samples were taken from Lomas for analysis.

Wounded man shot twice; police seek help

A man was shot twice and wounded in Lafayette on Saturday night, and now police seek the public’s help solving the crime.

Lafayette police responded to a shooting about 10:40 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Sonny Street, according to a news release Sunday from the Police Department.

When officers arrived, they found the 22-year-old man lying in the road, suffering from two gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

Detectives asked anyone with information to call Lafayette police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

St. Martin deputies arrest three in drug raid

St. Martin Parish sheriff’s narcotics agents on Saturday arrested three Breaux Bridge men accused of carrying stolen guns and drugs that had an estimated street value of $40,000.

Investigators searched a building on Zin Zin Road in Breaux Bridge and found a “significant amount” of high-grade marijuana, methamphetamine, carisoprodol and hydrocodone, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ginny Higgins said in a news release.

She said the street value of the drugs was estimated at $40,000.

Christopher Alexander 30, Damien Joubert 28, and Christopher Celestine 29, all of Breaux Bridge, were booked into St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on counts of possession with the intent to distribute Schedule I and II controlled substances, possession of Schedule III and V controlled substances, illegal carrying of firearm and illegal possession of a stolen firearm.

Arrests posted Jan. 25, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • JEREMY ANDERSON: 29, of the 100 block of Theo Street, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • ALJAIS MARTIN BENJAMIN: 37, of the 600 block of Lafayette Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • SAGE BONIN: 17, of the 100 block of Willis Drive, St. Martinville. He was booked on unlawful use of identification card.
  • DANE EVERETTE BRASSEAUX: 29, of the 100 block of Kimbal Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.
  • LISA BRAUD: 34, of the 42647 block of Pleasant Ridge Ext Road, Ponchatoula. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • BAMBI BREAUX: 34, of the 100 block of South Coulee Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • JOHN JULES BROUSSARD: 45, of the 100 block of Amireau Drive, Youngsville. He was booked on felony theft.
  • JOSEPH PRESTON BRUNO: 29, of the 100 block of Perintemps Street, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; sexual battery; and simple battery.
  • LEWIS EDWARD CARPENTER: 28, of the 100 block of St. Barnabas, Broussard. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • JEFFREY LEONARD COLE: 38, of the 400 block of New Orleans Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things and misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • ILONA DANIELS: 31, of the 200 block of Republic Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • PHILLIP J. FAVEROTH III: 43, of the 18540 block of Highway 77, Grosse Tete. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless operation.
  • GILBERT FRANCIS JR.: 52, of the 200 block of B Odessa Road, Duson. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • HEATHER MARIE GRAVEL: 37, of the 100 block of Cassandra Street, Lafayette. She was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • LEROY MARCUS HEBERT: 26, of the 1500 block of Louisiana Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive.
  • JESSICA CLARK HIGGINBOTHAM: 34, of the 1000 block of Camellia, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant and misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • FORREST WAYNE HIGGINBOTTOM: 34, of the 1000 block of Camellia Boulevard, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • RAYMOND HOWARD: 23, of the 800 block of Fairmont Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated kidnapping; contributing to the delinquency of juveniles; and misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • KEVIN LOUIS LAVERGNE: 37, of the 400 block of Knollwood Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on home invasion.
  • TRAVIS JOHN LOWRY: 32, of the 300 block of Breton Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • NICHOLAS BOYER MASSEY: 25, of the 300 block of Anna Belle Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on attempt and conspiracy and disturbing the peace.
  • TERRENCE PAUL OZENNE: 32, of the 300 block of Vieux Orleans, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of Schedule I drugs without a prescription and two counts of resisting an officer.
  • KENNETH JAMES PREJEAN JR.: 31, of the 1000 block of Old Spanish Trail, Scott. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • D’NAISHA ROBERTSON: 21, of the 300 block of Guilbeau Road, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • RENE THERIOT: 27, of the 600 block of Fenetre, Scott. He was booked for St. Mary Parish.
  • BRITTANY VENABLE: 18, of the 100 block of McCall Road, Rayne. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.
  • RICKEY J. VILTZ: 26, of the 200 block of Vieaux Orleans, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • DUSTIN ALAN WARREN: 22, of the 200 block of John Wayne Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace and aggravated assault.
  • JAMES BRETT WILLIAMS: 46, of the 100 block of Abundance Court, Lafayette. He was booked on driving on roadway laned for traffic; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle; and use of certain wireless telecommunications devices for text messaging and social networking prohibited.
  • DANNY DEWAYNE WOMACK: 23, of the 1700 block of Battlefield Drive, Greenwood, Ark. He was booked on disturbing the peace and attempt and conspiracy.