Clayton man arrested on aggravated stalking, cruelty to children

A Clayton man was arrested last week for aggravated stalking along with cruelty to children charges after a heated altercation broke out at a nearby residence.

Deputies from the Rabun County Sheriff’s office were dispatched to the home in reference to a domestic violence dispute. Once law enforcememnt arrived on the scene, however, the male suspect was seen running off into the woods.

Authorities learned that the man identified as William Ramos, 27, violated a restraining order.

The victim informed deputies that Ramos had thrown her to the ground and broke her cellphone as she was attempting to call for help while her two children watched.

Deputies asked the victim if she had any other place to stay while they searched for Ramos to which she responded that she did.

After several hours searching the nearby area law enforcememnt returned to the victim’s house where they noticed a forced entry was made into one of the windows. Inside of the residence Ramos was found and arrested immediately.

Ramos faces charges of criminal trespass, aggravated stalking, false imprisonment, battery – family violence and two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree.