UPDATE: Armed and dangerous near Martindale

Update as of June 18, 2021: At approximately 3:40 p.m. today, the armed and dangerous suspect, Edward James Guidry, was seen in a convenience store in Martindale. Guidry was seen getting into the back seat of a white 2008 GMC Yukon with paper dealer plates. The owner of the Yukon reported that the vehicle was stolen shortly after.
Guidry was last seen wearing red plaid shirt, black sweatpants and a grey and blue ball cap. It is unknown at this time whether the suspect has fled the area.
If anyone sees a vehicle matching the description below, contact your local law enforcement or dial 911. Photos courtesy of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.
At 11:53 a.m. on June 16, a Caldwell County Pct. 1 deputy constable stopped a vehicle on Farm to Market 110 in Hays County that ran a red light on Highway 8 north of Martindale. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Oklahoma.
The driver was identified as Edward James Guidry (DOB: 07/10/69) who fled on foot from the vehicle during the traffic stop and travelled south through a wooded area back toward the Martindale area.
Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office received information that Guidry is wanted out of Oklahoma and is considered armed and dangerous. Guidry is known to have mental issues and has pointed a firearm at law enforcement in the past. Guidry has former family connections in Martindale and has a lifetime protective order issued for that family. It is believed that he is trying to make it to that area for an unknown reason.
At about 9 p.m. on June 16, it was confirmed that Guidry was still in the Martindale area. Guidry is approximately 5’8” and bald. Guidry was last seen wearing dark colored sweatpants and a white T-shirt carrying a large black luggage bag. Guidry is also known for wearing a towel draped over his head.
Be on the lookout for this individual and call 911 if you see anything out of the ordinary.

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Megan Wehring graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Wehring has reported for the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch for a year, covering all things local. This includes city council meetings, town events, education and human interest stories. Previously, Wehring worked at KTSW FM-89.9 (Texas State University's official radio station) for two consecutive years. She was a news reporter, assistant news director and monthly segment producer during her time at KTSW. Wehring is passionate about the local reporter aspect. With a heart for storytelling, she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are most important to the community.

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