Attempted murder suspect in Chaparral case arrested

Attempted murder suspect in Chaparral case arrested
Courtesy Facebook/DASCO
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:09pm

Montoya also allegedly behind shooting in El Paso's Lower Valley two days prior

The man wanted for allegedly shooting a man in Chaparral after he refused to leave the house without two teenage girls was caught in Montana Vista by members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force Tuesday. 

Ramon "PeeWee" Montoya, 23, of El Paso was arrested Tuesday at a gas station located in the 14000 block of Montana near Kragg after EPCSO and the FBI received information that Montoya was staying in the Montana Vista area and followed a vehicle from a known residence of Montoya's to the gas station where they found Montoya lying down in the back seat.

Montoya was also allegedly involved in an incident on March 2, in El Paso's Lower Valley where a 19-year-old man was shot as he was walking near the intersection of Cadwallader Dr. and Alameda Ave. Authorities claim that the victim was able to identify Montoya, and the EPPD Gang Unit Obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Three days later, Dona Ana County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the home in Chaparral where a man had been shot in the knee. The victim was able to identify Montoya, who was a friend of his girlfriend's teenage daughter. When the victim refused to let Montoya leave with the teen and her friend, Montoya allegedly shot him in the knee.

DASCO obtained multiple arrest warrants for attempted murder in the second degree, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, said, “This fugitive has proven he has very violent tendencies and I am thankful our task force was able to take him off of the streets. It was only a matter of time before he seriously injured or killed someone.”

After Montoya's arrest Tuesday, he was transported to the El Paso County Detention Facility where he is being held on a $250,000 and $100,000 bond.

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