Man arrested after train hits Cadillac

A Waggaman man was arrested by a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputy after the deputy responded to a crash involving a train and another vehicle, according to Sheriff Mark Hebert.

Lionel G. Jones, 41, of Richelle Street in Waggaman, was arrested at 8:59 a.m. Sunday for parking in prohibited specified places and possession of a schedule III drug (Trenbolone).

A deputy patrolling the Ricohoc area responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a train. The crash was on the BNSF Railroad near mile marker 94.

The deputy located Jones walking on U.S. 90. Upon speaking with Jones, the deputy learned that he was involved in the crash.

Traci Landry, sheriff’s office spokeswoman, said the vehicle, a Cadillac, was parked on the railroad tracks but Jones appeared not to have been in the vehicle when the train hit it.

Jones told deputies that his friend was driving the vehicle, but did not tell officers his friend’s name, Landry said.

During the investigation, the deputy located the schedule III drug listed above inside the vehicle, Hebert stated in a news release.

Jones was taken to the parish jail and held. No bail is set.

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