Father kidnaps mother outside of two-year-old child's Lafayette daycare

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 1:29pm

Authorities in Lafayette are looking for a father and his kidnapping victim, his child's mother.

On November 6 at around 5:20 p.m., 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, Bethany Arceneaux, 29.

Thomas allegedly forced the Arceneaux  into his vehicle and fled the scene.

Their 2-year-old child was left inside of the victim’s vehicle at the daycare.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., 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 Thomas for Kidnapping. The whereabouts of Bethany Arceneaux  remain unknown at this time.

Lafayette Police encourage anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Thomas or Arceneaux  to contact Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS (8477).


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