Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665
UPDATE: Victim and Suspect Sought in Kidnapping
Lafayette, LA – Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have released the identity of the victim as Bethany Arceneaux (29) of Duson. Anyone with information regarding the location of Arceneaux is encouraged to call Lafayette Police. The investigation remains ongoing.
Victim and Suspect Sought in Kidnapping
Original Release: November 7, 2013 @ 8:00 am
Lafayette, LA – On November 6, 2013, at approximately 5:20 pm, Lafayette Police responded to a kidnapping incident in the 500 block of Madeline Avenue. According to witnesses, the suspect, Scott Thomas (29) of Leonville, arrived at a daycare on Madeline Avenue and confronted his child’s mother, a 29 year old female. Thomas allegedly forced the victim into his vehicle and fled the scene. The victim’s 2 year old child was left inside of the victim’s vehicle at the daycare.
At approximately 7:30 pm, the suspect’s vehicle, a white older model Buick LeSabre, was located unoccupied on Anderson Road in Lafayette Parish. Lafayette Police have issued an arrest warrant for Scott W. Thomas (29) for Kidnapping. The whereabouts of the victim remain unknown at this time.
Lafayette Police encourage anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Thomas or the victim to contact Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
Scott W. Thomas