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Work Release Resident Killed in Accident

Thursday, March 10, 2011

On March 9, 2011 Work Release resident Skye Sonnier, 30 (3/25/80), from New Iberia, was killed
during a rig accident in the Atchafalaya Basin, Grand River Dypes area of Iberville Parish west of
Plaquemine, just before 4pm. Resident Sonnier was currently serving his sentence on a possession with intent to distribute schedule 4 narcotics and a probation violation in the Lafayette Sheriff Work Release Program and was employed as an offshore drill worker. Sonnier had been in the work release program since April of 2010. The accident is still under investigation.



Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
337-236-5876