Plea Deal Sends Habitual Criminal to Prison

SAN ANGELO, TX – A San Angelo convict with an extensive criminal record took a plea bargain deal Friday that will send him to prison. This time, however, he will be spending nearly two decades behind bars.

According to court documents, on Apr. 28, 2023, Joshua Allen Ramirez, 26, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Deadly Conduct by Discharging a Firearm. In exchange for a guilty plea, Ramirez was sentenced to 17 years in a Texas prison.

Ramirez was originally arrested for the crimes in Sep. 2022. At the time, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to the area of 28th street for the report of a prowler. Court documents report that Ramirez was walking around the neighborhood knocking on doors and windows.

Police found Ramirez was intoxicated and had trouble keeping his balance. Ramirez admitted to "drinking a couple of beers" and he was taken into custody for public intoxication. While in custody, 2.5 grams of meth and a pistol were found on his person.

Ramirez has been in and out of jail since 2014 and is a felon so he cannot own a firearm. Along with the gun, a .38 special, two spent casings were found. 

Ramirez was indicted for the crimes in Nov. 2022.


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