UPDATE, 4/13/2023, 3:30 p.m.: The body of the man has been found. News 10 has learned that Darrel Singleton Jr., 47, was found near the Port of Iberia, according to his family.
St. Martin Parish Sheriff Becket Breaux announced that following an extensive four-day search Singleton was found at approximately 10 a.m. today, with the assistance of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
He was recovered approximately one-half a mile from where he was initially seen entering the water, authorities said.
ORIGINAL: ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. (KLFY) – The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a subject that was involved in a pursuit.
On April 10, around 5:40 p.m., a Deputy with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a vehicle stop in reference to a moving traffic violation.
This led to a pursuit that continued into Iberia Parish when the vehicle stopped near the Port of Iberia.
Deputies said they approached the vehicle but the driver had fled on foot and jumped into the water.
A search started for the subject in both water and on land but the subject has not been located.
The search is ongoing and the driver of the vehicle is believed to be a Black male subject who was driving a Silver 2010 Toyota Camry.
Anyone having any information as to the identity of the driver is asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.