EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPolice Seek Boone Teacher In Connection With String Of Thefts
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Reported by: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Leslie Rubin
Reported: Oct. 24, 2013 1:15 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 24, 2013 10:23 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A Boone County teacher has been named a suspect in a string of Kanawha City burglaries, and he is accused of stealing from the school where he works.
Students are surprised to learn one of their teachers is wanted in not only one, but two criminal acts in two different counties. Police say he remains on the run.
"I thought he was a partier, but never really a thief," student Cody Hayes said.
Charleston police said Ramsey and his wife Tonya went into homes in the Kanawha City area during open house showings and took items including jewelry, guns and a laptop.
I've heard some stories that he's a little'a little wild, on the wilder side than the usual teacher, Hayes said. So it doesn't really surprise me much, but stealing guns and stuff."
Boone County Assistant Superintendent Jeff Huffman reacted to the charges against Ramsey.
"When you hear something like that, you're a little distraught and a little shocked that something like that would take place," he said. "It's not something you'd expect to hear regarding one of the employees of the school system."
And while Charleston police are handling the burglaries, Boone County deputies are dealing with another incident concerning Ramsey.
Chief Deputy Chad Barker said Ramsey stole and pawned several iPads and other tools from the technical school.
"We followed up on leads here," Barker said. "They've been following up on leads in their jurisdiction as well."
And while police continue their search for Ramsey, the Boone County Career and Technical School remains on high alert
"They're saying it's going to be locked until they find Ramsey," student Kayla Terpasso said. âIt's kinda shocking that he even went this far. We don't really know what he could end up doing.
Anyone with information on Ramseyâs whereabouts is asked to call police.
Tonya Ramsey has been arrested.
A Boone County teacher has been named a suspect in a string of Kanawha County burglaries.
Eyewitness News has learned that Bill Ramsey, 39, of Charleston is accused of stealing from the school where he is employed.
Ramsey and his wife, Tonya, are accused of going into homes for sale in the Kanawha City area during open house showings and taking items including jewelry, guns and a laptop.
Charleston police continue to look for Bill Ramsey, who Eyewitness News has learned is a teacher at the Boone Career-Technical Center.
Police claim he stole two iPads and a laptop from the school a few weeks ago.
Tonya Ramsey has been arrested. If you know where Bill Ramsey is, call Charleston police at 304-348-6480 or 911.
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