Cheyenne Man Gets Prison for Kicking Cop, Fatally Stabbing Man
A 21-year-old Cheyenne man who was originally charged with seven crimes in three cases was sentenced Thursday in Laramie County District Court on two of the charges and two amended charges to a total of 14 to 25 years.
Vincent Anthony Ramirez was charged with interference with a peace officer-injury and interference with a peace officer-resist in December 2016 after "mule kicking" a Cheyenne police officer.
A jury in June 2017 found him guilty of resisting arrest, but was hung on the felony charge.
While awaiting a retrial and sentencing in that case, Ramirez was charged with second-degree murder in the July 2017 stabbing death of 18-year-old Ian Dangler and the attempted second-degree murder of 20-year-old Camilo Olivas.
Ramirez reportedly stabbed the men with a knife after getting into a fist fight with them over his ex-girlfriend.
In November 2017, Ramirez was slapped with three counts of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor after police discovered he'd engaged in sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl between May 15-20, 2017, while he was 19 years old.
Ramirez pleaded guilty in June to interference with a peace officer-injury and amended charges of manslaughter and sexual battery, a misdemeanor, as part of a plea agreement.
District Attorney Jeremiah Sandburg asked for the maximum sentence on the felony charges, which would have been 30 years, but Ramirez's attorney, Jonathan Foreman, asked the court to consider sending his client to boot camp instead.
"It's my reflection that he's dangerous," said Judge Thomas Campbell, who sentenced Ramirez to five to 10 years on the interference with a peace officer-injury count; six months on the interference with a peace officer-resist count; eight to 15 years on the manslaughter count; and six months on the sexual battery count and ordered that the sentences run concurrently.
Ramirez was also ordered to pay $14,289.65 in restitution.
Ramirez has 30 days to file an appeal in the case.