YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Bond for the man who police say was the focus of a 36-hour manhunt two weeks ago will now have to come up with more than $6 million if he wants to get out of jail.
Luis Cruz Ramos appeared in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court and Youngstown Municipal Court Wednesday morning.
He seemed to be in pain, with blood showing through the leg of his jumpsuit, and had to use a walker.
Ramos is a native of Puerto Rico and claims to understand very little English, so an interpreter from Akron had to be appointed to assist him.
He was indicted last week on more than a dozen counts, including 10 counts of felonious assault against police officers. His bond in those cases was set at $5 million.
Weapons charges were also filed against him in municipal court following his capture on April 1. Police say he pulled a gun on U.S. Marshals chasing him and they shot him in the leg.
Through another interpreter, he waived his right to the hearing and these charges were sent over to a Grand Jury for further action.
Some are questioning Ramos’ claimed English deficiency, because during the chase before he was captured, dispatchers indicated they had been able to talk with him, trying to get him to pull over.
His $1 million bond was left in place for the weapons counts.
In the meantime, the bill for prosecuting Ramos continues to grow as well.