An Oak Grove man was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a knife wound and then arrested for allegedly making up a robbery story over the weekend.
Clarksville Police say 25-year old Jesus Ramirez of Oak Grove showed up at Gateway Medical Center with a severe knife injury to his left wrist Saturday morning and police were called after he said he had been robbed on Peachers Mill Road.
Ramirez reportedly gave a description of the suspects and their vehicle and said they had a gun. The severity of the wound required Ramirez to be transferred to Vanderbilt, but the investigation continued by Detective Dave Keenom, who noticed inconsistencies in the story.
Police were able to trace a blood trail to a McClardy Road residence belonging to the parents of his girlfriend. Investigators determined that Ramirez has been in an argument in Oak Grove with his girlfriend over him allegedly driving her vehicle after drinking alcohol and that led to a verbal confrontation on McClardy that concluded with him cutting his own wrist outside of the home.
Police allege Ramirez knew there were warrants on file for his arrest so he made up the robbery story to keep the woman’s parents from calling police. The news release says a bloody knife belonging to Ramirez was found in the front yard of the residence.
He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on one count of falsely reporting an incident and was served with two warrants on assault charges.