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A Pineville man once at the center of a fatal shooting investigation arrested for domestic violence

Updated: Oct 12, 2019

From The Bell County Sheriff's Department with addition content from WRIL -


Joshua Kyle Ramsey - BCDC

On Thursday October 10, 2019 at approximately 9:08pm Bell County Deputies Patrick Brooks and Justin Patterson along with Pineville Officer Brandon Hollingsworth responded to a residence in Straight Creek on Bradfordtown Right Road. The call was in regard to a request for assistance by Adeana Ramsey.


Upon arrival Mrs. Ramsey fled the residence meeting Deputy Brooks asking for the deputy to get her children from the home. Deputy Brooks made entry to the residence and located the children who stated to the deputy “you saved my life”.


After locating the children Mrs. Ramsey stated that her husband, 32 year old Joshua Kyle Ramsey, was intoxicated, destroyed the residence, and in a rage shoved her to the ground. Mrs. Ramsey stated that she had to hide in the children’s bedroom for law enforcement to arrive.


At 10:27pm Bell County Sheriff Deputy Patrick Brooks arrested Joshua Ramsey for assault – 4th degree (domestic violence) no visible injury. He was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.


Earlier this year, Joshua Ramsey was at the center of a fatal shooting investigation regarding the death of a 27 year old Pineville man Jeffery Dewayne Fuston on March 20, 2019.

Ramsey admitted to shooting Fuston when he and his wife Adeana contended that they were assaulted by Fuston after being asked to leave their home and him returning forcing his way back into the home.


Bell County Deputy Justin Patterson lead the investigation with assistance from Deputy Jake Perry. Patterson stated at the time that Ramsey said he was in fear of the safety of his family and that is why he picked up his firearm shooting Fuston. The status of that investigation is still on-going.


Ramsey was also the focus of an arrest in 2017 while employed as a teacher in Knox County Kentucky. At the time Ramsey was found in a motel room of Days Inn on Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro with a woman and another man when Middlesboro Police found Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a mini digital scale, and syringes.


At the time, all three in the room were arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.

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