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 Tuesday, October 6 a wanted Felon on the run from California learned that hiding in Glenwood Arkansas was a decision that he would regret,” said a PCO 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 $100,000,000 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, California 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.