Woman can't escape kidnapper until cousin hears screams coming from the house she's trapped in

Feb 08, 2019
05:57 P.M.
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29-year-old Bethany Arceneaux of Duson, LA, was rescued by her family from a man holding her a prisoner and potential stabbing attack.


According to KATC-TV, Arceneaux is recovering at a relative’s home after the rescue, which involved the family tracking her down and killing the father of her child in an abandoned house where she was being held a prisoner.

Her uncle, Marcus, "We can finally go to sleep at night. We felt we did what we had to do. It was a situation where her life was at hand. The guy was out to kill her and we weren’t going to wait for it to happen.”

Marcus was even photographed carrying his niece, covered in blood, to safety after the family rescued her.


It was informed that Arceneaux was kidnapped from a parking lot of a daycare where she was picking up her 2-year-old. The suspect, Scott Thomas, was spotted at the location by the witnesses. He allegedly forced Arceneaux into his Buick LeSabre before driving off.

the 29-year-old suspect, Thomas, is the father of Arceneaux’s child, according to Captain Kip Judice, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department. Arceneaux even had a restraining order against the man but Judice could not confirm when it was filed.


During the kidnapping, the child was left behind in Arceneaux’s car and was later taken into custody by her mother.

Thomas’s car was found abandoned near a sugarcane field in the rural area of Lafayette Parish. After the discovery, the authorities searched the field for two days but there were no results.

Meanwhile, the family of Arceneaux conducted their own search in the same area. They arrived upon a secluded, abandoned house behind a cluster of trees.


That’s when a relative heard her scream. "She just hollered like her life was in danger and when they heard her, they said a chill went through their body," Marcus told KATC.

When the family barged in, they found Arceneaux inside along with Thomas, who quickly began stabbing Arceneaux and a confrontation began that claimed Thomas’s life.

In another story, a girl kidnapped 20 years ago finally returned to her mother. However, the mother was left wishing for her to have never been found.