A new warrant has been issued in regard to Edward Ramirez.
While out on bond and awaiting trial in Williams County, Ramirez was booked at the Shelby County Jail in west central Ohio. His alleged crimes there are not related to his being a fugitive and his arrest in Williams County, causing him to miss a Williams County pretrial date and leading to the subsequent new bench warrant alleging failure to appear.
After leading area law enforcement on multiple pursuits in the second half of October, Ramirez, 34, of Bryan, is currently incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail on felony charges of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, alongside a misdemeanor charge of driving under suspension.
Ramirez was awaiting trial locally on charges on resisting arrest, parole and community control violations, contempt of court and now failure to appear in Bryan Municipal Court.
Court documents indicate that Ramirez was supposed to appear for a pretrial hearing regarding a probation violation on Friday, but never showed.
Subsequently, a bench warrant for his arrest, featuring bond level of $10,000, was issued through the same court.
Ramirez appeared before the Bryan Municipal Court on Nov. 5, when he entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of resisting arrest and was appointed public defender Abigail Wurm, with bond set at $5,000, with 10 percent allowed.
Ramirez posted bond Nov. 13 and was released from the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on his own recognizance, with an address in the 100 block of North Main Street listed as the location of his residence.
He was booked at Shelby County Jail on Nov. 18. It is unclear whether the charges there are new or stem from an August incident.
In early November, Ramirez was apprehended by Bryan police and Williams County sheriff’s deputies when he was found at a residence in the 200 block of North Cherry Street in Bryan around 7:48 p.m., following an anonymous civilian tip regarding his whereabouts.
Ramirez had eluded law enforcement over the previous few weeks despite both vehicle and foot pursuits, one of which led to a police cruiser crash and subsequent neighborhood search in Bryan and another that entailed an extensive multi-department nighttime search after a vehicle pursuit led Ramirez and a female subject to crash into a cemetery headstone at Pease Cemetery in Pioneer.
Ramirez has a criminal history including charges of domestic violence, assault, menacing, resisting arrest, fleeing and tampering with evidence, along with a laundry list of less serious charges. Authorities termed him an armed-and-dangerous fugitive.
Along with Ramirez, Dawnyellia K. Krupeany, 44, of Bryan, was also booked on a community control violation at the same time and location.
Ramirez was not charged with felony fleeing and eluding in connection with that incident because he was not believed to have been driving.