Youngstown chase suspect charged in federal court

Luis Cruz Ramos was wanted for raping a minor in Puerto Rico when he eluded police in Youngstown

Luis Cruz Ramos


WASHINGTON (WKBN) – Luis Cruz Ramos, who led several police departments on a two hour chase and 36-hour manhunt in Youngstown, is being charged in federal court, according to law enforcement officials.

Ramos is charged with assaulting federal officers and failing to register as a sex offender, brandishing a firearm in furtherance of crime of violence and being a felon in possession of ammunition.

He was wanted on an arrest warrant when he brandished a firearm in order to assault two special deputy U.S. Marshals during the chase on April 1, according to the indictment.

It also says Ramos did not register as a sex offender between 2013 and 2016 after traveling to Ohio.

The 30-year-old fugitive was wanted for the sexual assault of a minor in Puerto Rico.

A week ago, he appeared in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court and Youngstown Municipal Court, after a grand jury indicted him on 13 counts, including 10 for felonious assault.

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