LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The man police were looking for in connection with last week's murders of two women was arrested after a traffic stop in Lake Charles Monday evening. Mark Thibodeaux was disguised as a woman when police arrested him around 7 o'clock along with his mother and sister.
Thibodeaux's mother, Mary Friday, and sister, Roselind Friday, were also arrested for accessory after the fact for harboring him. Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon said both women initially lied about Thibodeaux's whereabouts and a vehicle in their possession.
All three suspects were arrested by the Lake Charles Police Department on Nelson Road. Police say Thibodeaux was disguised as a female when the suspect's vehicle was stopped.
Thibodeaux is accused in the deaths of 25-year-old Carla Ledoux and 50-year-old Bridgette Pryor. Autopsies confirmed the women died of multiple stab wounds.
A third victim was present the night of the murders and received several injuries from Thibodeaux. The man was treated and released from an area hospital, and an attempted second degree murder charge was added to Thibodeaux's charges.