Chemung Co. sheriffs seek Sayre man in hit-and-run
The Chemung County, N.Y. Sheriff's Department has issued an arrest warrant for a Sayre man who police said struck a woman with his truck, then fled the scene.
A blue 2004 Dodge pickup truck operated by William A. Ramsey, 49, struck Deborah E. Meyer, 41, also of Sayre, at about 5:55 p.m. Wednesday in the area of county routes 2 and 8 in Chemung, according to information from the sheriff's office.
Police said Meyer was transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment of serious injuries. A Guthrie spokesperson said Meyer was in fair condition Thursday.
Police said Meyer had been a passenger in the vehicle, but exited the truck following a verbal altercation that took place in the vehicle. Two other passengers who exited the vehicle with Meyer were not injured, police said.
Ramsey's vehicle then did multiple donuts in the roadway before driving at Meyer and striking her, police said. Ramsey then fled the scene, according to police.
Ramsey was previously arrested April 28 in Sayre on charges of aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license, simple assault, reckless endangerment and attempting to elude police, according to a criminal affidavit filed by Sayre borough police. Ramsey currently awaits trial on those charges in Bradford County Court.
During the Sayre incident, police said Ramsey discharged a round from a pistol in the direction of a female victim, identified in the affidavit as Meyer, on Cayuta Street in Sayre. The incident followed an altercation in a dark blue Dodge Ram pickup truck operated by Ramsey, police said.
Police said Ramsey then fled the scene and led police on a chase through Barton and Nichols, N.Y. and Litchfield Township before officers stopped his vehicle on Front Street in Athens Township.
Following his April 28 arraignment, Ramsey was incarcerated in the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Agreements lowered Ramsey's bail amount to $75,000 on May 8 and again to $25,000 on May 22, according to court information. Ramsey posted a bail bond on June 28, according to information filed in county court.
The Chemung County sheriff's office, who continue to investigate Wednesday's incident, said the blue Dodge pickup truck operated Wednesday by Ramsey bore Louisiana plate B483788. Anyone who may have information on the incident or Ramsey's whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff's office at (607) 737-2987.
Amanda Renko can be reached at (570) 888-9652; or email: email@example.com.