A 20-year-old male Guatemalen resident was arrested on March 11 after Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser stated he followed a female driver all the way to the Joudanton Police Department.
The driver called police and told them that a green van had been following her for an extended period of time in the area. She stated that as she attempted to get away from the van by turning down various streets and into businesses, it kept following her, even when she made stops. Eventually she drove to the Jourdanton Police Department with the van closely following her where JPD Officers C. Beavers, J. Rios and Sgt. P. Ruple confronted the driver, who had no identification on him.
The driver was tentatively identified as Ozmon G. Villalobos-Ramirez who is in the United States illegally.
“He told us he crossed the border in California. From there, ICE arrested him and transported him to San Antonio where he was put into some type of program,” said Chief Kaiser.
Villalobos-Ramirez explained to police he didn’t like the program, admitting he left and stole the green van from an apartment complex in San Antonio on March 10. The green van already had temporary fake tags on it. Villalobos-Ramirez also denied following the female driver.
“He’s been here for a couple of years and hasn’t been very forthcoming with any other information,” said Chief Kaiser.
Villalobos-Ramirez was transported to the Atascosa County Jail and booked for alleged Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).
Chief Kaiser explained that due to recent changes in outlines for immigration policies, Villalobos- Ramirez doesn’t qualify for ICE detainer, or “immigration hold.”
“Should he get out on bond, ICE will not detain him and he will be out on the streets again,” explained Chief Kaiser.
Villalobos-Ramirez remains at the Atascosa County Jail in lieu of bond.