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Three Charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder in Shooting Incident in Raceland


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Updated 11-23- 2022

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced three men have been arrested for a shooting incident in Raceland on Tuesday. Investigators arrested Adam Thomas, 20, and Vontras Cleveland Jr., 21, both of Raceland, as well as Tyren Lyons, 18, of Houma. There were no injuries in the shooting.

Shortly after 11 a.m. on November 22, 2022, multiple rounds were shot from two vehicles involved in the first incident which took place at the intersection of Buford Street and St. Louis Street. A second incident occurred with several rounds fired near the intersection of LA Highway 1 and Greenville Street.

Descriptions given by eyewitnesses enabled detectives to quickly narrow their search to the specific vehicles involved, and suspects from both vehicles were located and taken into custody without incident before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Thomas was identified as the driver of one vehicle with Cleveland as the passenger, and Lyons was identified as the driver of the other vehicle.

All three were booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. They were charged with one count each of attempted second degree murder, illegal use of weapons, and three counts each of aggravated criminal damage to property.

Thomas was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail is set at $1.1 million. Bail for Cleveland and Lyons is also set at $1.1 million each.

Original Story:

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced that detectives are presently investigating two related shootings that took place in the Raceland around 11:00 am on November 22, 2022.

Preliminary findings have revealed that multiple rounds were shot from the two vehicles involved with the first altercation taking place at Buford and St. Louis Streets, and the second round of shots fired taking place near LA Highway One and Greenville Street. Sheriff Webre further stated that “the cooperation given to us by eye witnesses quickly enable detectives to narrow their search to the specific vehicles involved and suspects from both vehicles were apprehended and taken into custody, without incident, before 11:30 AM” (see attached photo of suspect’s vehicle). This investigation is ongoing.

Thankfully, no one was injured in today’s altercation.

Anyone with knowledge of this incident can submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433, online at CrimeStopperBR.org, or though the Bayou Tips app on mobile devices. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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