Through the diligent work of our Detectives, and the overwhelming support of our community and media partners, we have identified the suspect in the Wal-Mart groping incidents as 28-year-old Ryan Reding of Baytown, Texas.
During the investigation, Detectives learned that Reding could possibly be working offshore in Port Aransas supplying oil rigs with supplies. On August 20, 2019, with the assistance of the United States Coast Guard, Reding was located and detained. Reding was transported back to shore where he was released to Cameron County Sheriff’s Office who arrested him on the charge of indecency with a child. Reding was booked into the Cameron County Jail where he will remain until transported back to Montgomery County.