Archbold, OH

Ramey Indicted; Seek Death Penalty

James C. Ramey, 27, Toledo, the man accused of the murder of Amanda Mangas, has been indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury on charges including aggravated murder, with death penalty specification.

Delta Police were called to a home in that village about 5:10 am Tuesday, March 14, where they found 23-year-old Mangas with a single gunshot wound to the chest. She was pronounced dead later at the University of Toledo Medical Center. 

Missing from the home was her 10-month-old son, Winston Ramey, and her step-mother, Deb Mangas.

Delta Police developed information pointing to James Ramey as the primary suspect. He was arrested after a traffic stop about 5 hours later in Fulton County, Ind. He was extradited back to Fulton County, Ohio, and booked into the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, where he was stil being held Wednesday morning, April 19.

The child and Deb Mangas were found safe with Ramey.

The Fulton County Grand Jury met on Monday, April 17, and handed down a 22-count indictment against Ramey, charging him with two counts of aggravated murder with death penalty specification, two counts of murder, a count of attempted murder, and a count of felonious assault.

There are also six counts of kidnapping, four counts of abduction, two counts of aggravated burglary, and one count each of aggravated robbery, receiving stolen property, possession of criminal tools, and violating a protection order.

In a press release, Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said, “On or about March 14, 2017, he (Ramey) allegedly with prior calculation and design, caused the death of Amanda Mangas while committing or attempting to commit aggravated burglary, kidnapping, and trespassin a habitation when a person is present or likely to be present. 

“Mr, Ramey also allegedly, by force or threat, abducted a child and an adult and restrained their liberty under circumstances which created a risk of physical harm to them. 

“He also allegedly caused physical harm to Deborah Mangas by means of a deadly weapon.

“Finally, Mr. Ramey allegedly violated a protection order and allegedly possessed a stolen firearm.”

Ramey was being held on a $100,000 bond, with no 10% allowed, on charges from Fulton County Eastern District Court. A hearing date has not been set in the Common Pleas Court case.

Ramey is believed to be a 2009 Archbold High School Graduate.–Posted 11:30 am 4.19.17

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