Man accused of fatally stabbing fiancée's uncle in Slidell

SLIDELL, LA. - Police on the Northshore say one person is dead after a fatal stabbing in Slidell Sunday night.

According to Slidell Police, the incident happened around 6 p.m. in the 800 block of Pine Street. Officers were called to the scene in reference to a domestic disturbance and found one person lying on the floor and stabbed multiple times.

The stabbing victim was later identified as 30-year-old Douglas Evans of Lacombe, Evans later died as a result of the injuries at a local hospital.


 

Police say 25-year-old Joseph Thibodeaux, of Pearl River, was arguing with his fiancée when he grabbed a knife and threatened to stab multiple people inside the home. Evans, the fiancée's uncle, tried to intervene and deescalate the situation. Thibodeaux then turned on Evans and stabbed him multiple times before fleeing the scene.

Thibodeaux was arrested Sunday evening by the Jones County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi. He was transported to Slidell and now faces a second-degree murder charge. 

"The investigation is ongoing and more charges on Thibodeaux are expected to follow," a spokesperson for Slidell Police said.

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