Ramsey enters guilty plea
A man accused of shooting at a Sayre woman last April recently entered a guilty plea in county court.
William A. Ramsey, 50, pled guilty Monday to illegal possession of a firearm, attempting to elude police and simple assault, according to information filed in the county Court of Common Pleas. Ramsey's sentencing is scheduled for March 7.
Ramsey was recently returned to Bradford County from Arkansas, where he was located in December. Ramsey, who had posted a bail bond in June following the April 28 incident, violated the conditions of his bail by receiving an assault charge in Chemung County, N.Y. in July, according to court information.
Sayre police charged Ramsey with aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license, simple assault, reckless endangerment and attempting to elude police in relation to the incident, according to a criminal complaint filed by borough police.
Police said Ramsey discharged a round from a pistol aimed at Deborah E. Meyer, 41, of Sayre, then fled the scene, leading police on a chase through Barton and Nichols, N.Y. and Litchfield Township. Officers stopped Ramsey's pickup truck on Front Street in Athens Township, according to police.
Ramsey was incarcerated in the Bradford County jail on $250,000 bail following his arraignment. A bail bond was filed with county court June 28, according to court information.
Following his release, Ramsey allegedly struck Meyer July 11 with a blue Dodge pickup truck in the area of county routes 2 and 8 in Chemung, then fled the scene, according to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office. Meyer had been a passenger in the truck, but exited following a verbal altercation in the vehicle, police said.
Meyer was treated at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, police said. Two others who exited the vehicle with her were not injured, according to police.
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