An Immokalee couple has been arrested by the Collier County Sheriff’s Workplace within the Tuesday disappearance of 9-yr-previous Jeremias Lopez-Domingo.
Juan Lopez-Ramos, 26, and Etelvina Lopez-Ramirez, 20, are charged with kidnapping (interference with custody) for taking Jeremias, who’s in foster care, from the Cape Coral Soccer Complicated on Tuesday night time. Lopez-Ramos has a further cost of giving false info to regulation enforcement.
Juan Lopez-Ramos and Etelvina Lopez-Ramirez were arrested in for taking a 9-year-old boy from the Cape Coral Sports Complex Tuesday. (Photo: Collier County Sheriff’s Office)
Jeremias has been returned to his foster mother in Cape Coral. Department of Children and Family Services took custody of the 10-month-old.
According to the arrest report, two cousins of Jeremias overheard a phone conversation between him and Lopez-Ramirez where those two planned to meet at the field’s bathrooms during halftime of his game on Tuesday night.
Jeremias had used one of the cousins’ phones several times to call Lopez-Ramiez, who has a Pennsylvania number. When police pinged her phone it led them to an intersection in Immokalee, where they found Lopez-Ramos sitting in a car with Pennsylvania plates outside of his trailer.
Lopez-Ramos said Lopez-Ramirez, who he said was his wife, and their daughter had left three days before, and he did not know where they were.
A female roommate of the couple told police she heard Lopez-Ramirez speaking with a young male in their trailer right before police arrived, according to the report.
After more questioning, Lopez-Ramos admitted to knowing where Lopez-Ramirez was. After being found, Jeremias told deputies he told no one of his plans and did not ask permission to leave with Lopez-Ramos or Lopez-Ramirez.
When deputies arrived at the couples’ Immokalee trailer, he, Lopez-Ramirez and her infant daughter ran out the back door and hid in a different trailer until deputies found them.
Lopez-Ramos and Lopez-Ramirez were transported to Collier County Jail in Immokalee. Lopez-Ramos is being held on $7,000 bond.
A threat of deportation to his native Guatemala may have been among the reasons why the foster child disappeared for more than a day.
A CCPD report said that electricity went out at the complex around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at which point Jeremias and another boy asked their soccer coach to use the bathroom.
When the lights came back on at 8:05 p.m. only one of the boys returned. Jeremias remained absent.
The coach called Jeremias’ former and current foster parents and was told by the former…