Santo Domingo.- The Public Ministry of the National District will request in the next few hours preventive detention as a measure of coercion against the detainee Ariel Santos Ramírez (Pototo), accused of committing aggravated assault to the detriment of the communicator Mariasela Álvarez and her daughter Rebeca Fernández and also against television producer Augusto Guerrero, Sheila Paulino and her minor daughter.
The file filed by the National District Prosecutor’s Office establishes that the accused Santos Ramírez committed the acts described above in separate events that took place in the Serrallés and Arroyo Hondo sectors on September 12.
At approximately 12:20 p.m., in the Serrallés sector, Santos Ramírez ambushed the communicator and her daughter at gunpoint, stripped the latter of her wallet, fired two shots in the air and fled the scene.
Likewise, an hour later, in the Arroyo Hondo sector, the detainee today carried out another robbery against Sheila Paulino, her minor daughter and the television producer Augusto Guerrero, managing to strip the teenager of her belongings.
At the time of the arrest, the defendant was seized of the cell phones that he had stolen the day before from some of the victims.
The Public Ministry indicates that the actions of the accused Santos Ramírez fall within the criminal types of aggravated assault and illegal possession of a firearm, crimes foreseen and sanctioned in articles 379 and 386-2 of the Dominican Penal Code, as well as in the Articles 66 and 67 of Law 631-16, for the Control and Regulation of Arms, Ammunition and Related Materials.
By virtue of the seriousness of the event, the Public Ministry of the National District deposited with the Judicial Office of Permanent Attention Services of this jurisdiction the request for a measure of coercion, by means of which it requests that preventive detention be imposed against “Pototo”, considering that it is the ideal precautionary modality to guarantee their presence at the hearings corresponding to the process and rule out the danger of flight.
— El Día to eldia.com.do