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INVESTIGATION: How Officers Found Prosser Stabbing Suspect

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The NBC Right Now Investigative Team sifted through court documents and police interviews to discover just how law enforcement found and arrested Christian Ramirez. The NBC Right Now Investigative Team sifted through court documents and police interviews to discover just how law enforcement found and arrested Christian Ramirez.
NBCRightNow.com - Sunnyside police arrested 21 year-old Christian Ramirez Thursday night. They believe he stabbed his ex-girlfriend.

20-year-old Alondra Herrera is recovering and in stable condition after being attacked. The first hearing in this case was held Friday in a Benton County Superior Courtroom. Ramirez was not physically present.

Sheriff deputies believe that during the stabbing he could have suffered minor injuries but they say he's in the hospital because of a preexisting medical condition.

Judge Robert Swisher read Ramirez his rights over the phone and also issued a no contact order that would prevent him from reaching out to Herrera. She is still in a stable but guarded condition after surgery.

"Absolutely no contact with Alondra G. Herrera. Do you understand this order Mr. Ramirez?" said Judge Sawyer over the phone to the defendant. Ramirez responded with a short “yes.”

While Ramirez is not in jail, there are officers stationed in his room at the hospital.

When we found out police had Ramirez in custody we did some digging. Police were able to tell us he was arrested late Friday night at a trailer on Rouse Road.

Ramirez went to Sunnyside to look for an acquaintance explained officers. When NBC Right Now arrived in the neighborhood we spoke with a young man at the trailer where Ramirez was arrested. He told us Ramirez is actually family. The young man declined to talk on camera but he was visibly scared and said he feared Ramirez might come back.

We spoke with other residents on Rouse Road. They told us the whole ordeal left them shaken.

“Now that I found out he was on this road it's like ‘wow!' because my room is right by the door and I hate sleeping downstairs by myself. Yeah, it is scary.”

When Ramirez arrived at his relatives' home the family locked the door and called 911. They told officers they knew to call the police after seeing Ramirez's picture on media reports.

While we were filming at the scene a police officer arrived and us to leave. He told us we could no longer film on the public street. He said families were frightened that Ramirez could possibly return. For now, he is off the streets and under officer supervision.

TO READ OUR REPORT ON THE ACCOUNT HERRERA GAVE OFFICERS OF THE ATTACK CLICK HERE 
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