Man accused of choking girlfriend
A Hampton man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after he was accused of choking his girlfriend and slamming her into a piece of furniture.
Jerry Lynn Ramsey Jr., 38, of 102 Short St., Hampton, was arrested Monday night by Carter County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Sarah McWhirter on a warrant charging him with aggravated assault under domestic violence. The charge stems from an incident over the weekend at the home Ramsey shared with the woman, who was identified as his girlfriend.
McWhirter said in her report that she was dispatched to Sycamore Shoals Hospital on Sunday evening after a woman seeking medical attention told hospital staff that she had been assaulted. When officers spoke to the woman, she said she had been assaulted the night before, but that she had been too afraid to report it until she went to the emergency room to receive treatment for her injuries.
The woman told officers the dispute between her and Ramsey began on Saturday night when they went to a friend’s residence to drink and play pool, and continued once both she and Ramsey were back at their residence.
“(The woman) reported she was ready to leave their friend’s house and that Mr. Ramsey was not ready, she left in Mr. Ramsey’s truck and went back to 102 Short Street,” McWhirter said in her report, adding that the woman said that when Ramsey returned home he was upset that she had left in his truck. “(The woman) stated it was then that Mr. Ramsey became physical with her, grabbing her off the bed – choking her – and slamming her into a dresser and then pushing her onto the floor and punching her in the ribs.”
McWhirter said in her report that due to the bruising on the woman’s arms and neck, she would charge Ramsey with aggravated assault under domestic violence. On Monday night, McWhirter and CCSD deputies Sal Caccamo and Deputy Jason Mosier went to Ramsey’s residence and placed him under arrest.
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