LaPlace, Louisiana – Illegal Alien Hacks Man with Machete

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LaPlace, Louisiana – Sometime before 11:30 p.m. on August 7, an illegal alien named Juan Carlos Ramos allegedly entered a home on Augustin Lane and viciously hacked a man with a machete. US Marshals from the Fugitive Task Force tracked him to St Bernard Parish and arrested him on August 11.

Ramos is from Honduras and has been in the United States illegally since 2016, according to L’Observateur.

The St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release,

Juan Carlos Ramos, 44, of LaPlace was arrested Saturday, August 11, 2018 after allegedly attacking a man with a machete during an altercation. On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, about 11:30 p.m., deputies responded to the 100 block of Augustin Lane in LaPlace in reference to an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, deputies found the 44-year-old male victim, suffering from severe cuts to his forearms, left wrist and left side of his face, on a sofa. The subject was breathing but was in and out of consciousness, and severely bleeding. The officers successfully applied department-issued tourniquets to the man’s upper arms to stop bleeding. Emergency medical services arrived on scene and rendered first aid then transported the man to a New Orleans hospital where he is guarded, but stable condition.

St John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre remarked,

“It was very vicious. (The assailant) just completely butchered this guy. I firmly believe if it wasn’t for my officers arriving and applying a tourniquet, he probably would have died.”

Ramos at one time shared the apartment with the woman who resided there. The man he hacked was her friend, according to the Sheriff’s office. Ramos and the woman had an “on again off again” relationship. Though law enforcement did not release a motive for the attack, it seems obvious.

Ramos was held on a charge of  Attempted 2nd Degree Murder at the St John jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.


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