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'Armed and dangerous' suspect previously in Caldwell County area no longer a threat

Edward James Guidry is in custody in Arkansas, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Credit: Caldwell County Sheriff's Office
Edward James Guidry, 51

MARTINDALE, Texas — A suspect once considered "armed and dangerous" in Caldwell County is "no longer a threat" to citizens, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said Monday in a press release.

Edward James Guidry is in custody in Arkansas after Arkansas State Police made contact with him on Interstate 40 in Crawford County on Monday morning.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a press release on Thursday, June, 17, that Guidry was wanted in Oklahoma. The sheriff's office believed he was trying to travel to Martindale.

Guidry was stopped by a Caldwell County deputy constable for running a red light on Highway 80 in Hays County, north of Martindale, on Wednesday. Guidry fled from the scene through a wooded area back towards Martindale. The vehicle was reported stolen from Oklahoma.

The sheriff’s office confirmed that Guidry was in the Martindale area Wednesday night. He has former family connections in the area and has a lifetime protective order issued for the family.

Officers said in the press release that Guidry is approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and bald. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and dark sweatpants. Guidry was carrying black luggage at the time and is known for wearing a towel over his head.

Credit: Caldwell County Sheriff's Office
Edward James Guidry, 51

Guidry is known to suffer from mental health issues and has pointed a firearm at law enforcement in the past, according to the press release.

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