James Lee Ramsey’s 23rd Arrest is for a Violent Assault on an Elderly Man
Photo: Ramsey under arrest
OAKLAND — James Lee Ramsey keeps getting in trouble with the law, including most recently for a violent assault. The 25-year-old suspect who lives in Oakland has been arrested 23 times since 2014.
Ramsey has been on parole or probation multiple times since he was released from San Quentin State Prison in 2015. Presently, he remains in custody at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
On April 29, Ramsey was arrested for allegedly assaulting an elderly man on the 400 block of Eighth Street in Chinatown. The victim sustained substantial injuries, but he was able to provide police with a description of his attacker.
Officers searched the vicinity and they located and arrested the suspect.
Ramsey was booked on 10 charges, and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office subsequently filed 11 charges against him.
In addition to charges related to the assault, Ramsey faces several special allegations. These include charges for hate crime, making criminal threats and committing a serious felony while on parole.
Ramsey was also arrested for battery in April this year. He was arrested three times last year for vandalism, trespassing and interfering with business customers.
In 2019, Ramsey was arrested six times for parole violations. He has several criminal convictions, and he was sentenced to jail time and probation. His first arrest as an adult was in 2014 for exhibiting a weapon and making threats of