An illegal immigrant from Mexico was ordered held Tuesday

An illegal immigrant from Mexico, who got into a fight with a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in North Troy over the weekend, was ordered held Tuesday without bail on federal felony charges. The U.S. Border Patrol charged Ciro Ramirez, 35, in a criminal complaint with unlawful possession of a loaded shotgun and being unlawfully in the United States. Ramirez got into the fight with a Border Patrol agent when confronted in North Troy on Saturday. He admitted he has been unlawfully in the United States for about 20 years. Ramirez had a loaded 12-gauge  shotgun with a pistol grip and other weapons, suspected methamphetamines, brass knuckles, a knife, a 30-round AR-15 magazine, 103 rounds of shotgun ammunition along with open beer cans in his Jeep. Records show that the battle with a Border Patrol Agent was the second reported attack on a federal law enforcement officer in Vermont along the U.S.-Canada boundary within ten days. Another Border Patrol agent was attacked in Franklin County last month.