ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - A Chaves county jail guard is behind bars himself right now accused of taking part in a brutal kidnapping and beating; a beating so bad the victim could have died.
This all started July 5 when Roswell police found a young man beaten and left near a highway.
"They took the victim out in the county, beat him and pretty much left him to die," said Roswell Police Information Liaison Sabrina Morales.
According to Roswell police a young man was kidnapped at gunpoint from behind the Payless Shoes Store, taken to a remote area near Hagerman and beaten after a drug deal went south.
Police said one of the four men involved just happened to work at the Chaves County Detention Center.
"They have policies and procedures in place if something like this kind of situation were to occur," said Morales.
Police say Bryan Ramos, 21, a jail guard at the Chaves County Detention Center, was arrested at work yesterday morning for taking part in the incident.
According to the criminal complaint Ramos sat in the car and watched while three other guys deliberately punched and kicked the victim.
"You do not hear about these types of incidents that happen very often here in Roswell," said Morales.
She said Roswell police made one other arrest in connection with this case.
Michael Boonie Gonzalez, 19, turned himself in on July 17th and is also being held at the detention center.
"The CCDC personnel that contacted the detective here at the Roswell Police Department spoke and exchanged information and CCDC was a very instrumental part of helping to help crack the rest of this case," said Morales.
No one from the Chaves County Detention Center wanted to comment.
Ramos is being held at the detention center on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.
According to court documents the victim suffered several facial fractures, a broken nose and bleeding on the brain.
Roswell police are still searching for two other people in relation to this crime.
The investigation is ongoing.
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