Onslow County man arrested for assaulting his mother

An Onslow County man is in jail for robbing and assaulting his mother.

On February 20, 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Kinston Hwy in Richlands for a report of a domestic violence incident. Upon arrival, the victim reported that her son, Matthew Scott Ramsey assaulted her after she didn’t give him money. Ramsey then robbed her at gunpoint of several personal items and threatened her life.

A week prior, Ramsey was arrested for assaulting her, again because she wouldn’t give him money.

Ramsey, 32-years-old of Kinston Hwy. in Richlands, was arrested February 24, 2019 and taken before a magistrate where he was charged with:

  • Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Financial Card Theft
  • Assault on a Female
  • Communicating Threats

Ramsey is currently incarcerated at the Onslow County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond for the robbery and financial card theft charges. He was given no bond for the assault and communicating threat charges.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Lawrence at 910-989-4066, daryl_lawrence@onslowcountync.gov, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019 02624 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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