A member of the notorious MS-13 gang is accused of stabbing a woman in the neck and attempting to kidnap her. He fled after the incident. Colorado officials, however, managed to arrest him.
CBS Denver reports that suspect Angel Ramos, 36, was taken into custody Friday in Fort Collins. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office hunted him down for the November 4 incident near Hillrose, about 100 miles to the east.
Ramos allegedly stabbed a Fort Morgan woman in the neck using a screwdriver at home. Authorities describe the incident as domestic violence. The MS-13 gang member then attempted to kidnap the woman. He was able to take her to his car, but the woman boldly managed to jump out of his moving vehicle to escape.
The sheriff’s office said that the vehicle ran over the woman’s leg when she landed on the ground. Investigators also say Ramos even tried to place the woman inside his car’s trunk. Unable to do so, Ramos just fled from the scene.
The condition of the victim is unclear at this point.
Authorities searched Ramos’ residence after the incident and they discovered falsified documents with several names in his home. Homeland Security Investigations/Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say Ramos is an undocumented immigrant and a member of the notoriously violent MS-13 gang. Ramos is also wanted in his native El Salvador for homicide.
U.S. Marshals finally tracked Ramos on Friday to Fort Collins. Local and federal authorities took him into custody without any further incident.
Ramos is now facing charges of criminal attempt of murder in the first degree, assault in the second degree, menacing with a deadly weapon, second-degree kidnapping, domestic violence and criminal impersonation.
Ramos is being held in the Larimer County Jail until he can be transported to Fort Morgan for court proceedings.