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  • Kidnapping Victim's Family Speaks

    November 10, 2013 11:53 PM

    The Lafayette woman kidnapped by her ex boyfriend just days ago is now recovering at home with family in Carencro tonight and her uncle is speaking out. Police say Bethany Arceneaux was abducted near her son's daycare on Madeline Avenue when her ex-boyfriend, Scott Thomas, forced her into a... more »
  • Trial delay in 'legally dead' kidnapping case

    June 25, 2013 9:03 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A judge says he is postponing the trial of a man who disappeared and was declared dead, only to resurface years later as a suspect in the slayings of his girlfriend and her daughter, because federal budget cuts are hampering the publicly funded defense team. U.S.... more »
  • Attempted Kidnapping Spurs Investigation Into Similar Incidents

    May 11, 2012 7:18 PM

    A Lafayette man is accused of attempting to kidnap a 12-year-old boy who was walking home from a bus stop. Lafayette Parish Deputies arrested 41-year-old Jonathon Rogers Thursday. Rogers told deputies he was only trying to offer the boy a ride home, however deputies said Rogers did not know... more »
  • Update: Father gets custody of child, mother arrested

    March 5, 2012 7:16 PM

    A seven-year-old girl is back in the custody of her father after deputies say the child's mother tried fleeing to Canada with her. The girl's mother, Laney Wyble, did not have full custody and was arrested Saturday night in Alberta, Canada shortly after crossing the border. Wyble's family says... more »
  • Update: St. Martinville Kidnapping

    February 19, 2012 1:50 PM

    An update on the aggravated kidnapping case in St. Martinville. Police arrested Alfred Savoy Jr., of St Martinville, charging him with two counts of Principal to Aggravated Kidnapping. Joseph Gilliam was apprehended last night at a residence without incident by the St Martin Sheriff's Office. Joseph is currently incarcerated in... more »
  • New Iberia man arrested in connection with kidnapping

    March 24, 2011 11:34 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies arrest an accused kidnapper. Deputies say Brian Segura is the man they were looking for in connection with a kidnapping and robbery on Wednesday. Investigators say he kidnapped a woman and her child at knifepoint and forced the victim to drive to an ATM where he... more »
  • More info on Thomas Steven Sanders

    November 16, 2010 7:18 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - For nearly two decades, a Mississippi man legally declared dead openly used his real name even when he was and other charges. Now, Thomas Steven Sanders, who went unnoticed by authorities for so long, is behind bars again, accused of kidnapping a Las Vegas girl who... more »
  • FBI: Man Once Thought Dead Arrested in Kidnapping

    November 15, 2010 6:45 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A man who was declared legally dead 16 years ago in Mississippi was arrested Sunday in the kidnapping of a slain Las Vegas girl whose body was found in the woods of central Louisiana, the FBI said. FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne said Thomas Steven Sanders was... more »
  • Officials: Suspect lived unnoticed after 'death'

    November 5, 2010 9:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After the skeletal remains of a slain Las Vegas girl were found in the woods of central Louisiana, the investigation led authorities to a startling conclusion: The man suspected of kidnapping her was supposed to have died 16 years earlier. As federal and state investigators mount... more »
  • Boyce woman faces kidnapping charges

    October 14, 2010 10:40 AM

    BOYCE, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's officials have arrested a 27-year-old Boyce woman after she allegedly kidnapped a 1-year-old child. Thursday that Natasha Starks faces one count of simple kidnapping and simple battery. Deputies tell the newspaper that Starks allegedly forced a vehicle to stop on La. Highway 121... more »
  • Couple Accused of kidnapping and Raping Jaycee Dugard Indicted by Grand Jury

    October 1, 2010 5:20 PM

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted the couple accused of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard, who was held for 18 years in California. Phillip and Nancy Garrido were indicted on 19 counts in a process that will eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing, where their alleged... more »
  • New Arrest in Kidnapping and Rape in Eunice

    August 26, 2010 6:21 PM

    Update-A new arrest and new charges after a woman was kidnapped and raped in Eunice. Jordan Manuel is the third suspect arrested in connection with the attack last weekend. Stevin Lafleur and Jon Hebert also have a forcible rape charge on their wrap sheets on top of thier... more »
  • Kidnapping Arrest in Lafayette

    July 15, 2010 6:25 PM

    Press Release: On Thursday July 15, 2010 at approximately 2:28 pm the Lafayette Sheriff's Office received a call about a possible kidnapping. The caller stated that her daughter was texting her saying she was being held against her will by a friend. Deputies obtained information that 31 year old Leroy... more »
  • Two suspects have been arrested in Kidnapping and Murder of Ark. Woman

    July 8, 2010 3:47 PM

    CROSSETT, Ark. (AP) - Two suspects have been arrested in the kidnapping and murder of a Crossett woman, but police say they are still seeking a third person. Crossett Police Chief Tommy Sturgeon said Thursday that 41-year-old Peter Keith Harvey was taken into custody early in the afternoon in Opelousas,... more »
  • Tier 3 Sex Offender Arrested For Attempted Kidnapping

    May 18, 2010 3:37 PM

    Press Release-The Opelousas Police Department's Special Operations Division has arrested Opelousas resident, Francis Thibodeaux 48, for Attempted Simple Kidnapping. The arrest stemmed from a complaint filed with the department in April. Officers were called to a Hazel Street residence where they were advised that a white male driving a maroon... more »
  • UPDATE: John Larry Snyder's Bond Hearing

    January 21, 2010 7:11 PM

    A man accused of kidnapping and killing his girlfriend stood before a Saint Landry parish judge today. John Larry Synder has been in jail in Saint Landry Parish for the past four months. Family members laid eyes on her accused killer again today. Family members held signs... more »
  • Two Crowley men arrested for sex crimes

    December 1, 2009 12:26 PM

    Two Crowley men have been arrest for unrelated sex crimes, which occurred over the past weekend. The first investigation led to the arrest of Dreffus Byers III, 47 of Crowley. Police investigated a report of a missing person. During the investigation, it was determined that the victim in... more »
  • Arnaudville man indicted for failed bank robbery

    November 3, 2009 9:33 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - An Arnaudville man has been indicted in a failed 2005 attempt to rob the Chase Bank in Carencro. A St. Landry Parish grand jury indicted 30-year-old Calvin James Catalon on two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated burglary for incidents that led to... more »
  • Arnaudville man indicted for aggravated kidnapping and burglary

    October 30, 2009 2:14 PM

    From: Earl Taylor, District Attorney OPELOUSAS, LA- The St. Landry Parish Grand Jury reported to and filed the following with the 27th Judicial District Court, Judge Ellis Daigle presiding: 1. A True Bill (indictment) was filed against Calvin James Catalon, 30, Meche Road, Arnaudville, LA., for two counts... more »
  • DNA Lifeprint for Child Safety

    September 28, 2009 8:36 AM

    Dozens of local children were the first to try a new biometric fingerprinting and DNA identification kit. They got printed at Sterling Hyundai of Lafayette. The FBI and Department of Justice hosted the DNA Lifeprint child safety event. The new identification program makes it easy for law enforcement officials nationwide... more »
  • Big 3 Stories: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    September 23, 2009 8:03 AM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »

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