Willmar man charged after officer concussed
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man has been charged with fourth-degree assault of a Kandiyohi County correctional officer after he allegedly elbowed the officer's head into a cement wall.
WILLMAR -- A Willmar man has been charged with fourth-degree assault of a Kandiyohi County correctional officer after he allegedly elbowed the officer’s head into a cement wall.
The officer suffered a concussion from the incident, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kandiyohi County District Court.
Jorge Luis Ortiz-Ramos is facing felony fourth-degree assault, misdemeanor driving while impaired, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges in Kandiyohi County District Court.
He made his first court appearance on the charges Sept. 13.
According to the criminal complaint, Ortiz-Ramos was stopped while driving on state Highway 23 after a Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy noticed a vehicle swerving rapidly in its lane.
Ortiz-Ramos was transported to the Kandiyohi County Jail after field sobriety testing and a portable breath test that resulted in a blood alcohol level of 0.101 percent.
But on the way there, the complaint alleges Ortiz-Ramos became agitated, yelling obscenities and hitting his head on the cage of the squad car.
Corrections staff reportedly had to physically move him into a jail cell. While they attempted to place him into a restraining chair, Ortiz-Ramos allegedly elbowed one correctional officer in the head.
The officer was later diagnosed at Rice Memorial Hospital with a concussion.
Ortiz-Ramos is not currently in custody. He is expected to make his next court appearance Dec. 8.