MIAMI COUNTY — The Troy Police Department charged both Andrew Jonathan Ramos-Hernandez, 19, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Martin Martinez, 23, of Troy, with third-degree felony carrying a concealed weapon in a bar after they threatened a bartender at The Brewery who refused to serve Ramos-Hernandez for being underage.
Martinez was also charged with fourth-degree carrying a concealed weapon while intoxicated and misdemeanor weapon while intoxicated. Ramos-Hernandez, 19, was also charged with misdemeanor underage consumption and inducing panic.
Both remain incarcerated at the Miami County Jail. Ramos-Hernandez bond was set at $36,000 and Martinez was set for $25,000. Their preliminary hearing was set for Tuesday at Miami County Municipal Court.
Police recovered a loaded .25 semi-auto gun from Martinez from the front pocket of his jeans.
According to the police report, Troy Police Department responded to The Brewery on Feb. 16 that a Hispanic male was wearing a black coat with black gloves on and had a gun in a holster.
According to statements from the bartenders, the two were angry after a bartender took a Corona beer from Ramos-Hernandez for failing to show ID. A patron stated Ramos-Hernandez said “he would call some friends to come kidnap her and cut her up into little pieces when she left work that night. “
Upon questioning, Ramos-Hernandez said he brought the gun with him since he didn’t know anyone from Ohio. After the bartender saw the gun, Ramos-Hernandez said he gave the gun to Martinez to conceal it.
After Ramos-Hernandez was detained and enroute to jail, he advised officers they needed to shut the bar down or “bad things were going to happen to the bartender” and that he needed to make a phone call because “he did not want to be responsible for a murder.”
Police later returned to the bar to escort the bartender to her vehicle at the end of the night.
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