SAN ANGELO, TX – A San Angelo homeless man was indicted in Feb. for hiding in the shadows and attacking his girlfriend.
According to the court documents, on Feb. 10, Justin Ryan Ramirez, 33, was indicted for attempting to burn down his girlfriend's home, assaulting her and then stealing her car.
At around 9:30 p.m., on Oct. 11, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to the home of a woman that had been assaulted.
When they arrived they met with the victim who told officers that she had stayed away from her home for the past few days due to her being constantly assaulted by Ramirez. She attempted to sneak home that night in hopes of gathering a few items.
Once at the house she was attacked from behind by Ramirez who was hiding in the shadows. The woman was able to flee but lost her keys in the process.
Ramirez then stole the woman's 2003 Pathfinder, which he did not have permission to drive. The woman told police that he has never even driven the car before.
There was a witness on scene who knew Ramirez. The witness saw Ramirez steal the car after assaulting the woman and then texted him. During the text conversation Ramirez told the witness that he took the vehicle but couldn't bring it back because the car had a flat tire.
The following day officers went to the location in town called 'Tent City.' This is an area near the Concho River by the intersection of Bryant and the Houston Hearte Expressway. 'Tent City' is notorious for being a hot bed for crime as well as being a known homeless sleeping spot.
While at 'Tent City' the officers found the Pathfinder with a flat tire. A number of transients were in the area and they told officers the man they were looking for was 'J.'
Ramirez was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Assault that Caused Bodily Injury to a Family Member on Dec. 4, 2020. During the SAPD's investigation they were able to determine that prior to the woman entering the home Ramirez poured lighter fluid in the woman's home.
More charges including Arson, Going Off Bond Obstruction or Retaliation, Walking with the Flow of Traffic, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting Arrest were added on making his bond $49,352.