Man arrested for allegedly kidnapping and beating a woman

Local - 10/18/2013 6:14 PM by Rebecca Turco

BECKLEY - A Raleigh County man was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and beating a woman after a drug deal gone wrong.

Christopher Allen Ramey, 21, of Beckley is charged with kidnapping and unlawful wounding.

According to the criminal complaint, Ramey told police he got into a car with three others to go buy 30 oxycodone pills. They drove to one of the passengers’ apartments, where Ramey gave him $280 to buy the pills. The man left and never returned. Ramey asked the driver to leave and began arguing with the man's girlfriend. Ramey admitting to hitting her repeatedly. He and the passengers made several calls to the victim's uncle demanding the money before eventually dropping her off on the street and leaving the area.

Ramey is in Southern Regional Jail without bond.


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