Murder suspect arrested by Dublin PD


February 15, 2020


DUBLIN — Two suspects are in custody in the Erath County Jail following a murder in Carlsbad, which is located in Tom Green County, northwest of San Angelo on US 87. Justin Ray Ramirez, 21, and Cheyenne Taylor Bragdon, 22, were arrested by Dublin PD this afternoon.

According to news reports from San Angelo, scanner traffic about a possible murder began around 10 a.m. and law enforcement officers were sent to two locations in Carlsbad in connection with the incident which involved a possible gunshot victim.

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A release from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office stated, “Today, Saturday, February 15, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 9-1-1 call from the 11000 block of Marshall Street in Carlsbad. Upon arrival deputies found a white male in his mid-20’s deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.”

According to Dublin Police Chief, Bobby Mendez, officers from the Dublin Police Department were notified shortly after 3 p.m. of the possibility of a murder suspect in the Comanche-Erath County area. The notification from TCIC gave a possible vehicle description of a 2012 White Chevy Malibu.

“Shortly after receiving the message a patrol officer located the vehicle northbound on US 67/377 in Dublin. A felony traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle approximately two miles north of Dublin and officers located Justin Ray Ramirez and Cheyenne Taylor Bragdon,” Mendez reported.

During a search of the vehicle weapons and illegal contraband were located.

Ramirez had a murder warrant out of Tom Green County in connection to the murder in Carlsbad. Bragdon is a person of interest in the case, however, Mendez said she was taken into custody for possession of marijuana, over two ounces but under four ounces.

Both were taken into custody without incident, the chief said. Both are being held without bond (as of 9:35 p.m., Saturday) in the Erath County Jail.

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