Ramey indicted on 22 counts

By David J. Coehrs - dcoehrs@civitasmedia.com

A Fulton County grand jury has filed a 22-count indictment against James Ramey, who is accused of killing Delta resident Amanda Mangas and fleeing with their 10-month-old son.

Ramey, 27, of Toledo was indicted Tuesday on one count of receiving stolen property, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of felonious assault, one count of aggravated robbery, one count of violating a protection order, four counts of abduction, six counts of kidnapping, and one count of possessing criminal tools.

He is accused of forcing entry into 901 Fernwood Ave. in Delta early on the morning of March 14 and shooting Mangas, 23, once in the chest. He then took the estranged couple’s son, Winston, and fled the area in a black Town and Country van. Ramey and the child were accompanied by Mangas’s stepmother, Deborah Mangas, who authorities believed went unwillingly.

Amanda Mangas was treated at the scene, where she identified Ramey as the shooter. She was then transported to the University of Toledo Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

A nationwide Amber Alert for Winston was issued, and Ramey was captured without incident about 10 a.m. the same day during a traffic stop in Fulton County, Ind. Deborah Mangas and the boy were later released to relatives and returned to Ohio. Neither was injured.

Ramey was extradited to Ohio and is currently being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio at Stryker on $1 million bond. He was initially arrested on a charge of aggravated murder. His case has been bound over to Common Pleas Court from Eastern District Court.

At the time of Mangas’s murder, Ramey had a case pending in Eastern District Court for violation of a protection order issued from Lucas County involving Mangas and their son.

By David J. Coehrs


Reach David J. Coehrs at 419-335-2010.

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