Felon arrested for gun possession

A local man was taken to the Marshall County Jail after

Marshalltown police observed he was driving his vehicle in reverse in the 1400 block of Woodbury Street earlier this week. After an investigation, Luis Gerardo Ramirez, 36, was taken into custody after officers found a firearm in the vehicle, said Capt. MIchael Hanken of the MPD. Specifically, during the inventory of the vehicle for tow, a 40-caliber Hi Point pistol was found in the trunk with eight rounds of ammunition in the magazine. Ramirez was charged with dominion/control of firearm/offensive weapon by felon; fraudulent use of registration; and failure to provide proof of financial liability. The defendant made his initial appearance in Marshall County District Court this week