Waynesboro, VA – September 28, 2015 – Waynesboro police are investigating a shooting that happened late Sunday night near Hopeman West Apartments, 100 Guilford Lane, when a tow truck driver attempted to repossess a vehicle.
On Monday, the owner of the vehicle, Charles Richard Ramsey, 37, of Waynesboro, voluntarily met with detectives after police were searching for him.
At about 11:02 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the area near Hopeman West Apartments to speak with a 29-year-old Shenandoah County man who claims he was shot at as he attempted to locate a vehicle for repossession. He told officers that he was looking for a 2014 Dodge Avenger at the apartment complex where Ramsey lives.
He saw the vehicle leave the complex parking lot just before he arrived. The complainant followed the vehicle out of the complex and onto Guilford Lane. The complainant stated he heard gunshots as he was close to the Dodge Avenger. The suspect vehicle then fled the area.
Officers recovered evidence at the scene and requested a regional broadcast to area law enforcement agencies to “be on the look-out” for the vehicle and Ramsey.
A deputy with the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle near Stuarts Draft at about 7:30 a.m. on Monday.
Presently, Ramsey, who may be armed, is a person of interest in the case and no charges have been filed.
Robert Drumheller, the manager at Drumheller’s Towing & Recovery, who is not connected to this case, said that the job does have risks.
“Oh it can get dangerous, they will shoot at you. I have colleagues and friends who have been shot at. I know one who was shot. It didn’t kill him. He was lucky,” said Drumheller.
UPDATED Media Release from the Waynesboro Police Department:
The Police Department is no longer searching for Charles Richard Ramsey.
Ramsey voluntarily met with Waynesboro PD detectives for an interview at the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office earlier this afternoon.
As of publishing, no charges have been filed.