Lynchburg man charged with firing at law enforcement officer in Campbell Co. standoff

Campbell CountyFrom Virginia State Police: A Lynchburg man faces multiple charges placed by local and state police following an overnight standoff in Campbell County. Virginia State Police charged Calvin G. Ramsey III, 39, of Lynchburg, Va., early Thursday morning (Oct. 15) with assault on a law enforcement officer, use of a firearm to commit a felony, pointing/brandishing a firearm, obstruction of justice and carrying a concealed weapon. Ramsey is being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

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Virginia State Police had received an alert from the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office to be on the look-out for Ramsey, who was wanted in relation to an ongoing investigation by that sheriff’s office. At approximately 7:35 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 14), Trooper T.Z. Beams located Ramsey and his vehicle in the 200 block of Walnut Lane in Campbell County. As the trooper approached the vehicle, Ramsey pointed a firearm at the trooper and refused to comply with the trooper’s commands to drop his weapon. Ramsey then ran to a nearby utility trailer and barricaded himself inside.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and Lynchburg Police Department responded to the scene to assist with the barricaded subject. During the course of the standoff, Ramsey fired several shots at law enforcement as they tried to make contact with him. At approximately 1:28 a.m., Thursday (Oct. 15) the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office took Ramsey into custody without further incident.

No state trooper or local law enforcement personnel was injured in the incident, which remains under investigation.

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