Search suspended for man who escaped drug arrest by jumping into bayou
BAYOU BOEUF - Sheriff's deputies in St. Mary Parish have suspended search efforts for a man who fled on foot into Bayou Boeuf during a narcotics investigation.
Deputies began the search of the bayou in the early morning hours of Thursday, using their Marine Division's boats, radar and dive team to look for the wanted man, James Guerin.
Guerin is wanted on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana (4th offense), aggravated flight from an officer, hit and run driving and resisting an officer.
Detectives say they developed information over the course of the day that indicates Guerin swam to safety and is actively evading deputies.
Anyone with information on Guerin's whereabouts is urged to contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office or their local law enforcement agency. The Sheriff's Office can be reached at (985) 384-1622 or (337) 828-1960.