Fred Pace firstname.lastname@example.org
December 5, 2013
Two Boone County Schools employees are now in custody after separate incidents with the law.
Bill Ramsey, 39, was arrested Sunday, Dec. 1st, in Braxton County, near Flatwoods.
Ramsey was a Boone County teacher accused of teacher accused in thefts in Kanawha and Boone counties.
Boone County deputies said Ramsey stole two iPads and a laptop from the Boone County Career and Technical Center, where he was an automotive teacher.
Ramsey had been on the run since October. He is now charged with grand larceny.
In addition, charges are also pending against Ramsey in Kanawha County, where investigators said he and his ex-wife Tonya stole a number of items from homes while attending open houses in the county.
Tonya Ramsey was arrested back in October for that crime.
Back in October, when the Ramseys were first accused of the crimes, many students spoke out to the media about the situation.
“I thought he was a partier, but never really a thief,” student Cody Hayes said.
“I’ve heard some stories that he’s 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.”
Student Kayla Terpasso said, “It’s kind of shocking that he even went this far. We don’t really know what he could end up doing.”
Boone County Assistant Superintendent Jeff Huffman also reacted to the charges against Ramsey back in October.
“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.”
Meanwhile, a Boone County school custodian is behind bars after deputies said he was stealing iPads.
Boone County deputies arrested and charged Robert Eskins Wednesday, Dec. 4th, with grand larceny.
Deputies said Eskins took four iPads belonging to Sherman High School over a two month period.
He then tried to sell them to others, but when the buyers found out they were stolen, Eskins threw the iPads in the river.
The investigation remains ongoing as deputies try to determine if other items were stolen.