Man accused of police chase, stand-off pleads guilty to federal charges

The charges stem from a manhunt for Luis Cruz Ramos in April

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WYTV) – The man accused of leading police on a long chase and stand-off in March pleaded guilty to the charges on Wednesday.

Luis Cruz Ramos, 30, appeared in a Cleveland court and pleaded guilty through an interpreter to assault on a federal officer, a weapons-related charge and failing to register as a sex offender.

In March, police in Campbell spotted Cruz Ramos and started a chase that lasted for hours. Days later, U.S. Marshals spotted Cruz Ramos on Youngstown’s south side and chased him again, shooting him in the leg when he pointed a gun at them.

At the time of the chase, Cruz Ramos had a warrant out for his arrest out of Puerto Rico on charges surrounding the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

He will be sentenced on the federal charges in mid-November and faces at least 16 years in prison.

Cruz Ramos is also facing a slew of local charges, including 10 counts of felonious assault. His jury trial in Mahoning County is set for October 3

Comments are closed.