CONWAY MAN SENTENCED TO MINIMUM OF 8 YEARS FOR ASSAULT

by Christian Mower on April 19, 2012

A 41-YEAR-OLD CONWAY MAN HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO A MINIMUM OF 8 YEARS IN THE STATE PRISON AFTER BEING FOUND GUILTY OF BEATING HIS DOMESTIC PARTNER IN DECEMBER OF 2010.

A JURY FOUND WILLIAM RAMSEY GUILTY IN FEBRUARY OF SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT, KIDNAPPING, RECKLESS CONDUCT AND CRIMINAL THREATENING IN CONNECTION WITH THE CASE IN WHICH HE REPORTEDLY TRIED TO FORCE A CURLING IRON DOWN THE THROAT OF HIS DOMESTIC PARTNER.

RAMSEY WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF THE CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED MURDER.

RAMSEY WAS SENTENCED TO 8 TO 15 YEARS WEDNESDAY IN SUPERIOR COURT IN OSSIPEE.

LEAD PROSECUTOR SUSAN BOONE WAS NOT AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON THE SENTENCING.

ASST. CARROLL COUNTY ATTORNEY STEVE MURRAY HELPED WITH THE PROSECUTION, AND SAYS “IT’S GRATIFYING THE COURT RECOGNIZES THE SERIOUSNESS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND IS WILLING TO HAND DOWN A SENTENCE THAT SAYS TO MR. RAMSEY AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC THIS BEHAVIOR IS UNACCEPTABLE AND WILL RESULT IN PUNISHMENT THAT FITS THE CRIME.”

MURRAY CREDITS THE CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR ITS HARD WORK ON THE CASE.