Nashville man facing deportation threatens to kill victim & toss her body in lake if she appears in court to testify

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Ronald Mancia-Caballero, 32, remains in a Nashville jail today with an ICE-Detainer hold, after he attempted to coerce a witness to avoid possible deportation.

Police say Ronald Mancia-Caballero was charged with vandalism in November, during an assault on his then girlfriend. That case was due to be heard in court this week, and Ronald Mancia-Caballero did not want to be found guilty, knowing that he could be deported if that was the outcome.

Ronald Mancia-Caballero (MNPD)

On Tuesday, the day before he was due in court to answer for the charges, he called the victim, his ex-girlfriend, multiple times from an unknown number, violating an existing order of protection. The victim answered the 2nd call he made to her, and immediately recognized his voice. Ronald Mancia-Caballero told the victim he would kill her, disfigure her face, and throw her body into the lake if she appeared in court the following day.

Ronald Mancia-Caballero is charged with coercion of a witness, in addition to two counts of violating an order of protection, and already had existing vandalism charges. He will now appear in court on January 17th, and is currently held in lieu of a $10,000 bond. He also has an ICE-Detainer hold preventing him from posting a bond.

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