Police: Man held woman captive

Ramos allegedly locked girlfriend in room

CLEARFIELD — A Philipsburg man is facing false imprisonment charges for allegedly not allowing a woman to leave a residence for 17 hours.

Brandon James Ramos, 31, was also charged by state police with simple assault, terroristic threats and a summary harassment in relation to an incident on Sept. 14 in Decatur Township, Clearfield County.

Police say the victim was at a home with Ramos when he asked to talk to her.

He reportedly told her she could not leave until she “showed some respect and compassion.”

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Ramos was upset because he believed the victim had been cheating on him.

At some point during this argument, Ramos told her she could not leave until he said she could leave.

He took her car keys and cellphone and threatened that if she tried anything “funny,” he would make sure she died that night, according to the report.

Ramos also commented that he would make sure the cops shot both of them because he was not

going back to jail alive, police said.

When she told him that it was time for her to go home, Ramos allegedly grabbed her by the shoulders and throat. While he had a hold of her, he reportedly said, “You want me to beat you, don’t you?”

Ramos allegedly told her to get back to his bedroom or he would make sure she didn’t “go anywhere ever again.”

Once they were in the bedroom, the victim said Ramos nailed the door shut.

He then ripped off her hoodie and stated, “Just because I hit you, what now, you think I am gonna rape you, too,” according to the complaint.

The victim told police she felt like she couldn’t leave from 4 p.m. on Sept. 14 until police arrived about 9 a.m. the next day.

Ramos waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court in Clearfield County. He is being held in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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