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MCSO and US Marshal Service hunt for man wanted for murder

PRESS RELEASE
Macon County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Investgations Division
July 13, 2022

Solomon Ramos-Santos has been confirmed to be in the Franklin, NC area following the murder of his estranged wife.

Solomon Ramos-Santos is wanted for the murder of his estranged wife in Dekalb County, GA on the Sunday evening of July 11. According to an Atlanta news source, the suspect’s son stated that his father went and retrieved a firearm and came back into the room and shot and killed his estranged wife while she was holding her grandchild.

Macon County Sheriff’s Office and United States Marshal Service have been able to confirm that Santos fled to the Franklin area and rented a room at a local motel. They have been able to positively identify Santos as being here after reviewing video surveillance footage. Statements provided to investigators by multiple individuals also confirm that Santos remains in the Franklin area and is actively attempting to find a way back to the Atlanta or elsewhere.

Ramos-Santos is a 45 year old Hispanic male that is about 5’8 and 180 lbs. He has skin tags around his left eye. Investigators have confirmed Santos is seeking rides from individuals he comes in contact with while in the Franklin area. Santos is also reported to have partially shaved.

Sheriff Robert L. Holland states, “Solomon Ramos-Santos should be considered armed and dangerous and we know he is desperately attempting to find a way out of the Franklin area.” Santos was last seen armed with a 45 caliber handgun. If anyone sees or comes in contact with him we ask that you do no not approach him and encourage you to immediately call 911.

Sheriff Holland concludes, “Law enforcement should be extremely cautious especially during all traffic stops until this suspect is in custody.”

If you have information we encourage you to call 911 or contact our Criminal Investigations Division Captain Dani Burrows at 828-371-1201. You can also send tips by downloading our Macon County Sheriff’s Office App. Our CrimeStoppers Tip line at 349-2600 is also available. The United States Marshal Service is offering a $2,500 reward for assistance in the capture of Solomon Ramos Santos.

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