Hero trooper saves 3-year-old after Amber Alert
Posted December 3, 2014
Lumberton, N.C. — An alert state trooper in North Carolina resolved a South Carolina Amber Alert case Tuesday night and rescued a 3-year-old child.
According to state police in both Carolinas, Michael Angelo Ramirez Jr., 31, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., abducted his 3-year-old son, Jude Ramirez, and fled north.
As he crossed the state line, local law enforcement officers tried to pull him over, but he sped up, crashed and ran from the car with the child in his arms.
North Carolina State Trooper Michael J. Miles used his knowledge of the area to circle around the woods where Ramirez had run and approach him on foot.
"The child is now safe because of Trooper Miles’ good judgment and quick actions,” North Carolina State Highway Patrol Colonel Bill Grey said.
According to a Highway Patrol spokesman, as Ramirez and Miles struggled, the child was able to run to freedom. Miles picked him up and carried him to safety.
Ramirez, who was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton immediately after the incident, faces charges of criminal domestic violence, aggravated family assault with a knife, kidnapping, cruelty towards children and false imprisonment. He will be extradited to South Carolina, troopers said.