Nov 8, 2013 1:33 PM by Letitia Walker
Family members of Bethany Arceneaux say she is alive. We're told she was found inside a vacant Anderson Road home in Duson. Arceneaux has been taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.
Family members also tell us they are the ones that found Arceneaux. Witnesses tell us gunfire was exchanged with the alleged kidnapper - Scott Thomas. We're told he's still in the house at this time; no word on if he is injured. We're waiting for official police comment.
Lafayette Police began searching for Scott Thomas and Bethany Arceneaux after he allegedly kidnapped her Wednesday evening. It happened in front of their child's daycare, and witnesses tell us the child was left in the car after Thomas took off.
Thomas' car was found abandoned on Anderson Road in Duson two hours after the kidnapping, which has been the focus of the search.
Thomas and Arceneaux have a violent history well documented in police records. Not only did Arceneaux file several reports, documenting alleged abuse by her ex-boyfriend, Scott Thomas, she also filed a restraining order against him.