A man who fled from U.S. marshals trying to arrest him on Monday, a chase that ended when a train ran over his feet, was being sought on warrants including sexual abuse of a child under 14, officials said Tuesday.
Victor Ramires, 31, remained in John Peter Smith Hospital under guard Tuesday night, Terry Grisham, a spokesman for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department, said.
“He is our prisoner in the hospital,” he said.
The charges against Ramires are continuous sexual abuse of a child and indecency/fondling in cases that date to September 2007 and December 2014, according to public records.
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The Fort Worth Police Department filed the cases in March. Ramires was indicted in April, and he had a court date scheduled for Nov. 16.
He did not appear, online records show.
“That’s probably why [the marshals] went after him,” Grisham said.
The marshals are part of a task force that also includes members of area law enforcement agencies. They often help serve warrants and arrest fugitives.
The incident started Monday afternoon when Ramires led officers on a car chase from eastbound Interstate 30 to southbound Interstate 35W, Fort Worth police said. His car crashed on East Rosedale Street. He got out of the car and ran down an embankment to train tracks.
Ramires grabbed onto a train car to try to get away, but he slipped off and was dragged under the car, a police officer said. The officer said one foot was cut off, and he would probably lose the other one. The officer declined to give his name because he was not authorized to speak to a reporter.
MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadksy said he could not confirm the man’s injuries, only that an adult male was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital from that location in serious condition Monday.
Ramires’ condition could not be learned on Tuesday. His bail has not been set.