Spokane Police Arrest Suspect in Kidnapping

Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.835.4568, tfuller@spokanepolice.org

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 11:50 a.m.

Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives, investigating a possible abduction last night, arrested David Ramos (30) for 1st Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Kidnapping, and 1st Degree Rape. Witnesses reported seeing a female being forced into a vehicle in the 100 block of E. Gordon. Police were able to follow up, find the victim and arrest Ramos thanks in large part to the thorough description provided by witnesses.

At approximately 4:45pm yesterday, Dec. 7th, 2015, the Spokane Police Division responded to the report of an abduction in the 100 block of E. Gordon. Witnesses reported seeing a female forced into a vehicle at the location, screaming for help. Officers were on scene within minutes, determined it appeared to be a legitimate kidnapping, and requested assistance from Major Crimes.

The witnesses were able to provide a good description of both the suspect and the vehicle the victim was forced into. Because of this information, along with the diligent work of detectives and patrol officers, detectives were able to locate the vehicle and develop probable cause to arrest Ramos. He was taken into custody shortly after midnight.

The victim, who had been in a dating relationship with the suspect, was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Ramos was booked into jail for 1st Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Kidnapping, and 1st Degree Rape. He will appear in court today at 1:30pm.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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