On the loose!

Published 11:57 am Sunday, May 18, 2014

JACKSON – Warrants have been filed against a local man who allegedly beat and then sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

According to information from Northampton Sheriff’s Captain Chuck Hasty, NCSO deputies responded to Sykes Lane in Garysburg on Thursday for a “911 hang-up” call.  Sgt. Jimmy Pair and Deputy Curtis Boone found the residence door open, and entered the residence for a welfare check. No one was located inside.

Antonio Ramsey

Antonio Ramsey

A short time later, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an assault and sexual assault, HCSO Investigator Harold Phillips contacted Hasty about the incident.

The victim was transported to Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids for treatment and to meet with law enforcement officers. Hasty said the victim told investigators that she was trying to get her former boyfriend, Curtis Antonio Ramsey, to leave the residence, but he refused.

“When the victim tried to leave, the incident turned violent,” Hasty said. “Mr. Ramsey allegedly threw the victim across the room and physically assaulted her.  The victim tried to stop the assault by pulling on Mr. Ramsey’s hair, but he continued assaulting her. Mr. Ramsey then sexually assaulted the victim.  At some point the victim was able to get away from Mr. Ramsey and get in her car and leave.”

Hasty said the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has outstanding warrants on file for Ramsey for First Degree Sex Offense, Assault on a Female, and Communicating Threats. Ramsey has been entered as a wanted person in NCIC (National Crime Information Center). Ramsey is also wanted in Maryland for failing to appear on drug charges.

Ramsey is described as a black male, approximately 6 foot 2 inches, weighing 170 pounds with long braids or dread locks. He was last seen wearing a black Northface jacket, blue jeans and black Nike boots.

Hasty noted that Ramsey has used several different names in the past, to include Fredrick L. Hughes, Fredrick Hughes, Ant Ramsey, Antonio Ramsey, Antonio Rashad Ramsey, Rashad Ramsey and Antonio Ramsey. He is known to frequent Weldon and Garysburg areas.

Those with information on Ramsey’s whereabouts are encouraged to not approach him, but rather contact their local law enforcement agency immediately.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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