A New Iberia man was hospitalized for psychological evaluation Tuesday night after he had an almost six-hour standoff with deputies on Oak Street, the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The man, 43, barricaded himself inside his home in the 100 block of Oak Street after deputies arrived around 4 p.m. in reference to a disturbance call, said Maj. Ryan Turner, Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

The man, whose name was not released, had been involved in an altercation with his father outside of the home, where the two men lived together, Turner said in a new release on Wednesday.

When deputies began to approach the man, he ran inside — possibly armed — and stopped communicating with the deputies, Turner said. The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office then issued a protective custody order “due to the (man) possibly being a danger to himself or others,” he said.

The SWAT team and crisis negotiators tried to communicate with the man “for several hours after the initial incident” before tear gas forced him from the home around 9:50 p.m., and he was taken into custody, Turner said.

Residents in the immediate area of the home, who were evacuated as a precaution, were able to return home “a couple of hours” after the man was taken into custody, Turner said.

Detectives are investigating to determine if criminal charges will be filed, Turner said.

Hazmat crash causes closure on U.S. 90

The eastbound lane of U.S. 90 between La. 85 and La. 668 near Jeanerette was closed most of the day Wednesday following two crashes, including one involving a truck carrying liquid oxygen, State Police said.

The road remained closed until 6:40 p.m. Wednesday once hazmat workers finished transferring the remaining liquid oxygen to another container, said Master Trooper Brooks David, State Police spokesman for Troop I.

The westbound lane, which was closed since the 9:30 a.m. accident, reopened at 1:30 p.m.

The liquid gas began leaking after a flatbed truck carrying oilfield equipment rear-ended the tanker, David said.

The tanker was stopped at the railroad crossing on U.S. 90 past La. 85 when the crash happened, which also caused the oilfield equipment to tumble into the roadway, David said. The driver of the flatbed suffered moderate injuries.

A Jeanerette hazmat unit approaching the accident from the westbound lane of U.S. 90 near La. 85 was then rear-ended by an SUV, David said. The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries.

Liquid oxygen is transformed into vapor when it’s exposed to air, but the gas alone is not harmful or combustible, David said.

“It doesn’t ignite, but if something were to explode, it would enhance that fire,” David said.

Two men sought in stolen credit card case

Authorities are attempting to identify two men accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase more than $1,300 worth of goods, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The men were captured on video in late January purchasing around $380 worth of cigarettes at two convenience stores on the Evangeline Thruway and University Avenue in Lafayette, said Capt. John Babin, Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Additional purchases totaling around $1,300 were made on the card in Lafayette and Broussard, Babin said.

The two men are wanted on 17 counts of unauthorized use of an access card.

Anyone with information on their identities is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (337) 236-5642.

Arrests posted Feb. 11, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • PATRICK ADAMS: 36, of the 100 block of Batey Road, Wisner. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
  • EMMANUEL J. ALEXANDER: 50, of the 2200 block of Alvar Street, New Orleans. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
  • NEIL ANDREAS: 25, of the 100 block of Lake Dauterive, Loreauville. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
  • TANESTLA BEATRICE ANTHONY: 39, of the 100 block of S. Girouard Street, Broussard. She was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • TONY AUTHEMENT: 38, of the 400 block of T. Leigh Drive, Houma. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
  • BEAU BATES: 34, of the 300 block of Country Club Road, Winnfield. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
  • TAUHEED BELL: 36, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft of goods.
  • NAQUAN CELESTINE: 21, of the 100 block of Radcliff Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on parole violation.
  • PAUL CHARLES III: 22, of the 700 block of Second Street, Jennings. He was booked on simple battery.
  • JERRETTE COLLINS: 21, of the 300 block of Parks Lane, Calhoun. He was booked on hold for court.
  • MITCHELL DAUTREUL: 25, of the 300 block of Lagneaux Road, Duson. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • TREVOR CRAIG EDDINGS: 21, of the 600 block of Breaux Road, Lafayette. He was booked as a fugitive.
  • REMY SHANE FRANCIS: 27, of the 200 block of Paul Breaux Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked careless operation; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and a warrant/bench warrant.
  • TED LYNN FRANCIS: 25, of the 100 block of Pinehill Road, Pineville. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • ERNEL JOHN GOBERT: 45, of the 3100 block of Leger Street, Crowley. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
  • BONNIE R. GRIFFIN: 29, of the 100 block of Doiron Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant and simple battery (domestic).
  • GRAYNELL HARRIS: 39, of the 1100 block of N. Beinville, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.
  • ARTHUR LEE JACKSON: 28, of the 200 block of Joyce Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • FRANK LAHAYE: 33, of the 100 block of W. Landry Street, Opelousas. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • MICHAEL MCCRACKEN: 35, of the 200 block of Elks Cove, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.
  • KENNETH MCKNIGHT: 54, of the 2400 block of Livaccari Drive, Violet. He was booked on unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
  • ALLISON NICOLE MOORE: 26, of the 100 block of Cheyenne Drive, Scott. She was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • DAVID NOEL: 22, of the 200 block of Leon Street, Broussard. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • MEISHA M. RICHARD: 22, of the 1000 block of Kennedy Drive, Arnaudville. She was booked on operating a vehicle with a suspended license and having no safety belt.
  • SCOTTY E. RICHARD: 48, of the 10400 block of W. Congress Street, Rayne. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse-child endangerment; simple assault; and two counts of simple battery.
  • CHRISTOPHER RODGER: 26, of the 600 block of Riley Road, Winnsboro. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
  • IEISHA SHANTE’ ROGERS: 36, homeless, Lafayette. She was booked on criminal mischief; theft under $100; and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • MARQUITA NICOLE SHEARRON: 31, of the 400 block of Second Street, Franklin. She was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • LANXSTON KIMANI TAYLOR: 20, of the 100 block of E. Clinton Street, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of hold for St. Landry Parish.
  • LLOYD VOISIN: 46, of the 100 block of Hidden Hills Drive, Youngsville. He was booked on failure to use turn signal; misdemeanor issuing worthless checks; no proof of insurance in vehicle; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and stop signs and yield signs.
  • MARLON KEITH WILLIAMS: 41, of the 300 block of W. Hutchinson Avenue, Crowley. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant and felony unauthorized use of access card as theft.
  • JOHN PHILLIP WILTURNER: 48, of the 900 block of Wilturner Road, Duson. He was booked on careless operation; misdemeanor hit-and-run driving; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.