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On Saturday, May 23, 2020, Atoka County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Anderson received radio traffic from Caney Police Officer Ricky Eldridge about a rolling domestic altercation.
Deputy Anderson arrived on scene and was advised about a traffic stop preformed by Officer Eldridge.
While sitting at a stationary patrol Officer Eldridge was approached by a vehicle claiming to see two individuals in a blue 2003 Ford fighting.
As the officer was speaking to the witnesses the Ford drove by, with the passenger door open and the passenger’s legs on the door, while the driver appeared to try to push them out of the moving vehicle.
The driver, German Ramirez, 31, of Fort Worth, Texas, was placed in Officer Eldridge’s unit while Deputy Anderson spoke to the passenger victim.
The victim had blood on their face and clothing, and the strong smell of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. The passenger stated that both of them had been drinking, and had started fighting.
The passenger victim was placed under arrest for public intoxication and placed in Officer Eldridge’s unit. Ramirez was transferred to Deputy Anderson’s unit and was taken to the Atoka County Jail.
Ramirez is charged with domestic abuse – prior pattern of physical abuse (felony), and driving a motor vehicle with under the influence of alcohol (misdemeanor).