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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Puerto Rican resident sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for assaulting officers, other offenses

A Puerto Rican man was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for assaulting federal officers, failing to register as a sex offender and a firearms offense, law enforcement officials said.

Luis Cruz-Ramos, 30, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count each of assaulting federal officers, brandishing a firearm in furtherance of crime of violence and failing to register as a sex offender.

Ramos was wanted on an arrest warrant when he was assaulted two special deputy U.S. Marshals on April 1, and brandished a firearm to do so, according to the indictment. Ramos also failed to register as a sex offender between 2013 and 2016 after traveling to Ohio, according to court documents.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Toepfer following an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Topic: 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 8, 2016