Alleged robber strikes victim with vehicle while fleeing Port Arthur convenience store, police say
Published 12:34 am Saturday, September 17, 2022
A Jefferson County grand jury indicted a Port Arthur man who reportedly stole a wallet from the counter convenience store, then struck the victim in the leg with a vehicle before fleeing the scene.
On Aug. 5, Port Arthur Police Department officers responded to M&D Store in reference to a robbery.
The victim told police a customer grabbed a wallet from the counter and left the store without paying, according to a probable cause affidavit for the arrest of Mario Antonio Ramirez, 39.
When the man followed the suspect, the suspect got into a vehicle and allegedly struck the victim with the vehicle as he was trying to leave.
The victim suffered minor injuries from the assault, police said.
Investigators responded and developed a person of interest from the surveillance video.
A warrant was issued for Ramirez’s arrest.
Bond was set at $250,000 for aggravated robbery.
As of Friday afternoon, he was still in the county jail.
An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case.