Ashton Guidry

Ashton Guidry, 22, was arrested in September 2017 after a disturbance at the F&M Patio Bar on Tchoupitoulas Street.

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The son of a high-ranking official in the state Attorney General's Office is now a fugitive from the law after failing to appear at a court hearing Thursday, according to a WWL-TV report.

The report said Ashton Guidry, 22, was scheduled to stand trial on misdemeanor charges following a Sept. 22 altercation at F&M Patio Bar on Tchoupitoulas Street. 

Reached by phone Monday, defense attorney Mike Thomas told WWL he was surprised a no-bail arrest warrant had been issued for his client, saying an unexpected conflict forced both him and Guidry to miss the trial date.

Thomas said he has contacted the District Attorney's Office to try to reschedule the trial and get the warrant rescinded.

A police report said an apparently intoxicated Guidry, the son of Shane Guidry, wealthy business owner and special assistant to Attorney General Jeff Landry, engaged in a fight with employees at the Uptown Bar and threatened officers who responded by mentioning his family connections to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Read WWL's full report here.