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Suspect in 22-Mile House crash arrested

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The Madera man wanted in connection with a car theft — the same car caught on tape ramming into the front of the 22-Mile House convenience store in Madera County earlier this month — was arrested Tuesday, Sheriff John Anderson announced.

Deputy Luis Padgett captured 23-year-old Abel Andrew Ramos, who was armed with a loaded gun when he was arrested, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart. On March 8, surveillance video captured a stolen Chrysler Pacifica slamming into the entrance of the 22-Mile House shortly before 4 a.m.

Twenty-four hours following the wreck, deputies caught up with the stolen car near Cleveland Avenue and Tulare Street. The man behind the wheel at that time (and identified as Ramos) managed to escape leaving behind his three passengers who were all arrested, Stuart said.

Ramos, who was also wanted on three felony probation warrants, remains jailed without bail. The investigation is still ongoing, Stuart said...


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