Fugitive from California arrested, awaiting extradition

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    P.J. TRACY IV
    EDITOR, Glenwood Herald
    GLENWOOD – The Pike County
    Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), upon
    a tip from California law enforcement,
    has recently apprehended
    a wanted man in Glenwood.
    “On Tues., Oct. 6 a wanted
    Felon on the run from California
    learned that hiding in Glenwood
    Arkansas was a decision that he
    would regret,” said a PCSO press release.
    The Pike County Sheriff’s Department
    received a call from a homicide investigator
    in California informing them that there was a
    wanted fugitive with an outstanding warrant
    possibly in their jurisdiction, possibly hiding
    in Glenwood Arkansas.
    The investigator informed the PCSO that
    the wanted individual had an outstanding warrant
    with a $100,000 bond in connection with
    a homicide as a result of a stabbing.
    After receiving the relevant information, Pike
    County Sheriff Charlie Caldwell called a meeting
    with the Glenwood Police Department interim
    chief Jerry Lowery. Caldwell, Chief Deputy David
    Shelby, and Lowery formulated a plan to ascertain
    the location of the individual.
    With tremendous community effort involved
    in identifying the individual, who had been seen
    around town, officers were able to confirm the
    location of the wanted subject. Caldwell, Shelby
    and Lowery assembled a team to perform a tactical entry of the residence.
    Once assembled, the tactical
    response unit performed an
    entry into the residence.
    The unit consisted of the
    Pike County Sheriff’s Department,
    Glenwood Police
    Department, the Arkansas
    State Police, and medical
    support from Guardian EMS.
    Upon arrival at the residence,
    authorities arrested
    Jimmy Ray Ramos, 30 years
    old, of Porterville, Calif.,
    into custody from inside the
    residence he was using as a
    safe haven.
    The tactical effort was
    completed without any injury
    or incidents.
    Ramos is currently being
    held in the Pike County
    Detention Facility pending
    extradition to California.