Guidry’s Goodies owner runs down suspect

Published 12:05 am Saturday, February 25, 2017

RESERVE — Ryan Stewart has an illegal hankering for the treats of Guidry’s Goodies on Airline Highway in Reserve, police said.

Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart

The 23-year-old Reserve man was arrested Tuesday, charged with attempted simple burglary of a business and flight from an officer. Those charges could mount, according to St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre.

“We are certainly looking at patterns,” Tregre said. “I would be willing to bet he is definitely involved in more than what we have booked him with. He is a young career criminal. When we caught him, we were like ‘not again,’ but here he is again.”

Deputies responded to Guidry’s Goodies Monday night after the owner foiled an attempted burglary and chased a suspect on Ellen Street, eventually detaining him until deputies arrived.

“Upon reviewing recorded video surveillance from the business and over the course of the investigation, investigators identified the perpetrator as Stewart,” a Sheriff’s Office release said.

Deputies also responded earlier in the day to the same business in reference to a burglary report.

Tregre said the victim told deputies several alarm activations were recorded Sunday and Monday.

Stewart is being held in lieu of a $6,000 bond.

Authorities said Stewart was also arrested in September for simple burglary of the same business, as well as for illegal possession of stole things.

Editor’s note: The Sheriff’s Office released the following statement concerning the case Friday. It came after press deadline and is not included in the print edition.

The St. John Sheriff’s Office announced a Reserve man arrested Wednesday for attempted burglary of Guidry’s Goodies in Reserve now faces additional charges stemming from the ongoing investigation. Ryan Stewart, 23, was booked with three counts of burglary, all involving Guidry’s Goodies. Through investigation, detectives also learned that Stewart burglarized Road Runner in Reserve on February 20. In this case, he also faces a new charge of burglary.