Arrest made in Lafayette Parish fatal hit and run
Posted on 7/21/2014 11:33:00 AM.
State Police says they've made an arrest in the case of the cyclist who was found dead on the side of the road earlier this month in Lafayette Parish. Master Trooper Brooks David says on July 7th, 30-year-old Lon Lomas of Youngsville was struck from behind by a vehicle believed to have been driven by Fitzpatrick Doucette.

"Hours after after Mr. Lomas was struck, Mr. Doucette's vehicle was suspected in that crash," said David.

Brooks says the body of Lomas was found in a ditch on the side of the road around 7am the day of the incident and it wasn't long before they heard from the Kaplan Police Department.

"In reference to a vehicle that sustained a good amount of damage that was brought to their station," David says.

Brooks says Doucette's vehicle sustained a significant amount of damage to the front and there was sufficient information obtained by investigators to issue an arrested warrant.

Doucette is being charged with negligent homicide, felony hit and run, driving under suspension and limitations on passing bicycles.

Fitzpatrick Doucette, Lon Lomas, Kaplan, Youngsville, State Police, Brooks David

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