Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gallia County, OH: UPDATE: Man Accused of Murdering Wife in Gallia County; Name Released

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- We continue to follow a developing story from Gallia County where a man is behind bars in connection with the death of his wife.

Police recently released the woman's identity. Her name is Stephanie Ramey. She's 28, and police say she was shot and killed by her husband.

David Ramey, of Vinton, has been arrested and charged with aggravated murder.

According to the sheriff's department, David Ramey on Wednesday morning went to his mother's home along Hartsook Road in Vinton, which is located in northern Gallia County.

That's where Stephanie Ramey had been staying. Police say David Ramey walked into a bedroom and shot her twice -- killing her.

David Ramey was taken into custody a short time later after deputies caught up with him pulling into the parking lot of his job.

“They were together, had been married and living together and just recently had some trouble in the marriage some domestic disputes where he had been staying separately the past several nights and came back into the home this morning," Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning said.

The Rameys have two children; they were at school when all of this happened.

Browning says David Ramey is also charged with disrupting public service in connection with pulling a phone cord out of the wall in the midst of allegedly committing the crime.

Finally, there is a gun specification on the aggravated murder charge.

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