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Man Arrested in Closed Flood Area

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Sep 20, 2013

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Larimer County Sheriff's Office
John Schulz, Public Information Officer

Ethan Thomas Ramm, DOB: 0072293, of Loveland was arrested yesterday, September 19th, in the 6800-block of Highway 34, an area that is closed due to flooding. Mr. Ramm was arrested for Driving after License was Suspended or Revoked, Driving after Revocation and No Proof of Insurance. 

This was the second time Mr. Ramm had been contacted in the closed area. During the first contact, which occurred on September 14th, Mr. Ramm physically fought with the deputy who was trying to contact him. Subsequently, Mr. Ramm fled from the scene jumping into the river to escape. A search of the area was unable to locate him at that time. The deputy involved suffered minor injuries from the physical altercation.
 
Following that encounter, Mr. Ramm turned himself into the Larimer County Jail on September 16th for an outstanding failure to appear warrant that had been issued in April of 2013. At that time, he was released on a $300 personal recognizance bond as the charges from the September 14th contact were pending with the District Attorney.
 
Upon his arrest yesterday, the charges from the original incident on September 14th were added. Those charges include Second Degree Assault, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing a Peace Officer.
 
A separate investigation is underway to determine the origin of various items in Mr. Ramm's possession at the time of arrest and if additional charges are warranted.
 
Mr. Ramm is currently being held at the Larimer County Jail pending a bond hearing.
 
The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
 
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.