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Police: North York tax collector's wife pointed gun, threatened to shoot him

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

The wife of North York's tax collector has been criminally charged, accused of punching him, pointing a gun at him and threatening to shoot him.

Angela Lynn Ramsay, 52, of Olympia Avenue in the borough, remains free on $10,000 bail, charged with the misdemeanors of making terroristic threats and simple assault, and the summary offense of harassment, according to court records.

She was arraigned Thursday morning at the county's central booking unit, records state.

Charging documents filed by Northern York County Regional Police allege the confrontation happened in the home of Angela and Keith Ramsay, who is North York borough's tax collector, shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Angela Lynn Ramsay

Keith Ramsay called 911 and said his wife had a gun and "had him cornered," documents state; a dispatcher could hear him yelling "get your hands off me."

When officers got to the home, Angela Ramsay had already driven away, police said.

Keith Ramsay reported that his wife found a text message conversation on his phone, after which she accused him of cheating and "stormed out of the room," documents state.

As they argued, Angela Ramsay threw a picture frame at her husband, police allege. The frame missed Keith Ramsay and broke when it hit a wall, according to documents.

She also punched him in the chest and arms, charging documents allege.

Keith Ramsay told an officer that he then left his wife alone in the house hoping she would calm down, while he resumed work on a stairway in their home, police said.

'Better run': Angela Ramsay got around him, and while walking up the stairs, "she told him that he better run because she was going to shoot him," charging documents allege.

She retrieved a handgun from their bedroom, came to the landing, pointed the gun at him and again threatened to shoot him, according to documents.

Keith Ramsay told an officer he could hear the handgun's slide being racked, documents allege.

Angela Ramsay kept telling her husband to poke his head out of the room he was in so she could shoot him, while he was pleading with her to put down the gun, according to police allegations.

She eventually did put down the gun, grab her purse, punch her husband again and leave their home, documents state.

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Police determined the .380 handgun was loaded and had a round in the chamber, according to documents.

Officers reached Angela Ramsay by phone while they were still at the scene, and she admitted pointing the handgun in the direction of her husband, documents allege.

She returned home, where police arrested her without incident, documents state.

Neither Keith nor Angela Ramsay could be reached for comment on Thursday. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney.

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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