Houma Church Burglarized, Suspect Caught and Charged with Simple Burglary Plus Drug Charges

On July 11th 2018 at approximately 8:40a.m. members of the Houma Police Department uniform patrol division responded to St. Francis Cathedral in reference to a subject committing a theft within the church. Upon arrival officers learned that the suspect entered the church and went into a restricted area and stole several religious chains. The suspect then attempted to gain entry into the donation box in order to steal cash. The suspect was then confronted by the complainant and he fled on foot prior to the arrival of responding officers. Surveillance footage was quickly gathered and the suspect was identified as 47 year old Eugene Guidroz.

A patrolling unit then located Guidroz at the corner of Barrow and Main and was taken into custody. Upon taking Guidroz into custody he was found to be in possession of Heroin, Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. Also in the possession of Guidroz were the stolen religious chains. Officers then attempted to secure Guidroz in the rear of a patrol unit at which time he was able to knee the arresting officer in the head while the suspect was being seat belted into the unit for his own safety.

Guidroz was then transported to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex where he was booked and jailed on the charges of Simple Burglary of A Religious Building, Battery of a Police Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin and two counts of Violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Law.