A Giles County man has been charged with domestic assault, attempted abduction and other offenses after a post-Christmas domestic dispute in Carroll County.
According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, his department received a call on Dec. 26 at approximately 9:31 p.m. from a home owner in the 4000 block of Coulson Church Road reporting a man and woman fighting outside their residence. Deputies responded and found a female near the residence who reported that she and her boyfriend had been driving on Coulson Church Road when they got into an argument.
“The female then went on to explain that her boyfriend knocked the car out of gear and she got it stopped at Coulson Church. The female told deputies that the argument continued and she told her boyfriend that she was not going with him because she was afraid of him,” Gardner said in a press release. “The female then advised that her boyfriend, identified as Devan Ramey, drug her out of her car and attempted to put her into the back seat. The female said that she was able to escape but that Ramey caught up to and grabbed her, then drug her back to the car again. The female said that a passing truck stopped and Ramey engaged with the person in the truck and that she was able to get away and get to a nearby residence. Ramey tried to get into the residence, was not successful, and ran back to the car and left.”
Gardner said a BOLO was issued by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for a black Mercury with North Carolina license tags operated by Devan Ramey. The Sheriff said Ramey later called 9-1-1 requesting to talk with deputies and demanded to know if his girlfriend was going to press charges against him.
“Deputies on the phone with Ramey were talking with him trying to get a location where he was, when Troopers from the Virginia State Police located the car and stopped it at Exit 24 on Interstate 77,” Gardner said. “Sergeant Barry Lineberry arrested 29-year-old Devan Ramey, who listed an Eggleston Road Apartment in Pembroke, Va. as his home address, for domestic assault, attempted abduction and the unauthorized use of the victim’s car.”
Gardner said Ramey was taken before the magistrate, where the warrants were obtained as well a protective order against Mr. Ramey. Ramey was held without bond and transported to the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin.
“Mr. Ramey later requested a phone call and was granted a call. Mr. Ramey called the victim, which violated the protective order that had just been served,” Gardner said. “Mr. Ramey then was served with an additional charge of violating the protective order at the Regional Jail.”