Ramsey violates bail conditions; arrest warrant issued
A Sayre man is wanted in Bradford County after it was determined he violated the conditions of his bail by allegedly striking a woman with a motor vehicle last week.
Judge Jeffrey Smith issued a warrant Tuesday for the arrest of William A. Ramsey, 49, according to information filed in county court. The district attorney's office filed a motion to revoke Ramsey's bail Monday.
Ramsey is also wanted out of the Chemung County, N.Y. Sheriff's Office on a charge of second-degree assault, according to information from the sheriff's office.
Police said Ramsey struck Deborah E. Meyer, 41, of Sayre with a blue 2004 Dodge pickup truck bearing Louisiana plate B483788 at about 5:55 p.m. July 11 in the area of county routes 2 and 8 in Chemung. Ramsey then fled the scene, police said. Meyer was treated for serious injuries at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, according to police.
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 had been incarcerated in the Bradford County jail since April 28 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. A $25,000 bail bond on Ramsey's behalf was filed in county court June 28 by Brown's Bail Bond Agency of Towanda, according to court information.
Obeying all laws was among the conditions of Ramsey's release, according to the bail bond document filed with the court.
In addition, Ramsey was required to check in regularly with the agency, avoid drug and alcohol use, attend all court appearances and have no contact with the victim in the aggravated assault case against him in Bradford County, according to the document.
Police said Ramsey discharged a round from a pistol in Meyer's direction April 28 on Cayuta Street in Sayre, then fled the scene, leading police on a chase through Barton and Nichols, N.Y. and Litchfield Township before officers stopped his vehicle on Front Street in Athens Township.
Agreements lowered Ramsey's original $250,000 bail amount to $75,000 on May 8 and again to $25,000 on May 22, according to court information.
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