Lexington man charged with hitting teen in face with drinking glass

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Jonathan Alfred Ramirez Sr. (Mugshot courtesy: Davidson County Sheriff)

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Lexington man has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon after deputies say he hit an 18-year-old in the face with a drinking glass.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Jonathan Alfred Ramirez Sr., 53, struck Jonathan Lee Hicks in the face with a glass cup at his home on Jolly Road on Jan. 24.  The injury required 50 stitches, deputies said.

Investigators considered the drinking glass to be a deadly weapon and charged  Ramirez with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

The suspect was jailed under a $50,000 secured bond and has a court date set for March 22.

No other details about the incident or investigation were provided.