Awww damn Charles! Just when we had decided that you were the hero of all heroes the media hits us with this news!
It’s being reported that Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man credited with freeing Amanda Berry and the two other woman who were kidnapped 10 years prior, is actually a domestic abuser himself. In fact, his marriage ended following a 2003 felony conviction for battering his wife.
His rap sheet includes three separate domestic violence convictions that resulted in prison terms, court records show.
Ramsey’s first domestic violence charge came in February 1997. He entered a no contest plea a year later and was found guilty of the count by a Cleveland Municipal Court judge. While waiting to be sentenced, Ramsey was again arrested for domestic violence.
At the time of Ramsey’s second collar, in July 1998, he was already the subject of an arrest warrant issued in connection with his failure to appear for a court hearing in the first domestic violence case. As a result, Ramsey was jailed for violating terms of his release on bond. Ramsey subsequently entered a no contest plea to the second case and was, again, found guilty by a Cleveland judge.
The domestic violence cases apparently were consolidated for sentencing in August 1998, when Ramsey was ordered to serve six months in jail, placed on five years probation, and directed to attend a domestic violence counseling program.
Following his release from custody, Ramsey violated probation terms, according to an April 1999 court docket entry. While an arrest warrant was issued for Ramsey, it is unclear from court records whether it was executed before both misdemeanor cases were formally closed several years later.
Ramsey was again busted for domestic abuse in January 2003. He was subsequently indicted for felony “domestic violence with prior conviction,” a reference to his previous abuse cases.
His ex-wife, Rochelle, received a protective order for the couple’s daughter, Rochelle’s son from a prior relationship, and herself. She’s now remarried and refers to her domestic disputes with Ramsey as “gross neglct of duty and extreme cruelty.”
But now, she says she and her ex-husband (who she married on Valentine’s Day in 1995) are on “an okay basis.” Whatever that means. And, we digress, but check out a younger, clean-cut Ramsey on that romantic Valentine’s Day wedding!
She also mentioned that he apologized for battering her, even though he’s never paid any child support which was mandated at $51 a month in the divorce decree.
Which means, he might want to take that reward for rescuing Amanda Berry!
Anyway, no judgement, we still love Charles Ramsey, but does this new information change how you feel about him? Discuss!