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Lowell Man Held Without Bail in Stabbing

November 14, 2018

LOWELL -- A Lowell man accused of stabbing a 26-year-old inside an apartment in the city’s Acre neighborhood Saturday night is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

The victim, who suffered a collapsed lung, has non-life threatening injuries, Lowell police Capt. James Hodgdon said the day after the attack.

Police charged Jonathan Ramos, 29, of 5 Hampshire Place, with armed assault with intent to murder and armed assault in a dwelling.

Police arrived at the Garin Terrace apartment where the incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday to find EMTs and paramedics treating the victim. The 26-year-old Lowell man suffered a stab wound under his arm on the left side of his torso, according to a police report written by Lowell police Officer Brian McManus.

Witness accounts given to police of what happened varied and the stories provided by those involved changed often, according to police reports.

The victim and his 28-year-old girlfriend -- who lives at the Garin Terrace apartment -- told officers three men rushed into the apartment on Saturday night. They attacked the 26-year-old and punched the woman before fleeing the scene, the woman said, according to McManus’ statement.

Initial accounts suggested the couple did not know who these three men were. However, after further investigation and questioning, the girlfriend changed her story, McManus said.

The 28-year-old woman reportedly told McManus the attack transpired after she had a violent domestic incident with her boyfriend earlier in the day. The 28-year-old woman had “obvious injuries all over (her) face, head and neck,” according to a police report written by Detective Nathan Bowler.

After allegedly being abused, she said she contacted Ramos -- who she shares a child with -- to tell him about the attack, according to McManus’ report. The alleged attack reportedly took place in front of a child.

The woman said Ramos had become enraged that the child witnessed the abuse and came to Garin Terrace with other men to confront the soon-to-be stabbing victim.

According to the 28-year-old woman’s commentary to McManus, a stabbing took place during the altercation, but it was not carried out by Ramos.

The 28-year-old told police Ramos stood “at the bottom of her apartment stairs while the other two males ran upstairs and attacked (the victim), ultimately stabbing him before fleeing,” according to Bowler’s police report.

The statement adds that Ramos took the child from the apartment aftehe stabbing occurred.

According to Bowler’s report, Ramos was tracked down at his Centralville apartment shortly after the stabbing and was taken to the police station for questioning. There, Ramos allegedly admitted to police he traveled to the Garin Terrace apartment after learning about the physical abuse against his child’s mother.

“Ramos admitted to entering the residence, but only to get his son and take him away,” Bowler wrote in his report. “Ramos denied taking part in or having any knowledge of the attack.”

“Mr. Ramos was noted to be clearly unbelievable at different times and at other times changed his version of events,” the report states.

The child involved in the incident told police he had not been harmed, according to McManus’ report. He was also found to be “in good health” by EMTs, McManus wrote.

Ramos was arraigned in Lowell District Court on Tuesday. According to Elizabeth Vlock, spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Ramos will reappear in court for a dangerousness hearing on Friday.

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