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CHINA GROVE — The China Grove Police Department has arrested Josue Espinoza Ramos, a member of Rowan County’s Most Wanted, who was being sought on statutory rape charges.
He was arrested at Dollar General on U.S. 29 South. A citizen recognized him when he entered the store with his mother and sister.
Ramos, 21, has been on the run for two years. His mother, Emma Espinoza Lopez, was also arrested for obstructing officers while they were attempting to identify Ramos.
He was placed in jail under a $260,000 bond, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office inmate list.
Lopez was put under a $300 bond.
Ramos, who previously lived at 1955 Grace Church Road, gave false names and birthdates in an attempt to thwart arrest. His mother went along with the fake names and did not tell the police who her son actually was.

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