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Hit and Run Suspect Wanted

Written By: Joe Melillo

The suspect in last nights hit and run incident that seriously injured a woman still hasnít been caught.

Hit and Run Suspect Wanted
 

July 11, 2012

Chemung County (WENY) - The suspect in last nights hit and run incident that seriously injured a woman still hasn't been caught. Police say he has a history of domestic violence and probably fled to Pennsylvania. The Chemung County sheriffs office is still working to find the man accused of purposely hitting a woman at the intersection of county routes 8 and 2 then drove away. The suspect, William Ramsey, has a history of violence and is now wanted for felony assault. Investigators say it started as a domestic dispute and ended with one woman in the hospital. Police are still looking for this man, 49 year old Louisiana native William Ramsey.

     They say just before six o'clock last night, Ramsey and one of three passengers riding in his truck, Deborah Meyer, got into a domestic dispute on the road. After a yelling match, Meyer got out of the dodge ram at the intersection of county routes 8 and 2. Police say Ramsey did multiple donuts in the road, then swerved to hit Meyer. She sustained serious injuries and was transported to Robert Packer Hospital. Investigator from the chemung county Sheriffs office Lt. Douglas Houper says, ďIn this situation Mr Ramsey has a history of domestic violence and has been arrested for domestic violence in the past so this isnít new to him.Ē

     Ramsey is a convicted felon in Louisiana, and Court records show he was recently charged in Bradford County after a similar incident: Shooting at a woman who got out of his truck. That incident got Ramsey charged with aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm, and attempting to elude police. He was released from the Bradford County jail for those charges, after posting bond on June 28th. Ramsey was last seen driving a Blue 2004 Dodge pick-up truck with Louisiana plates B48-37-88. If you have any information call the Chemung County Sheriffs office at 607 737-2987.