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UPDATE: Alleged Bassett abduction victim wanted on multiple charges

Updated: May 6, 2019

Dustan Wolfe Ramsey

BASSETT – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged abduction by gunpoint in Bassett Saturday.

Through the course of the alleged abduction, it was discovered that deputies received false information about what had taken place, the sheriff's office said Monday. 

Investigators gathered evidence that the alleged victim, Dustan Wolfe Ramsey, is not being held against his will. 

Investigators say it appears that Ramsey is avoiding contact with law enforcement due to the fact he is currently wanted on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court and child support. 

The sheriff’s office is not currently seeking any suspects in relation to this incident.

Anyone having information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Dustan Wolfe Ramsey is asked to call 911 or contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 276-632-7463. The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.


BASSETT – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was abducted by two other individuals.

The incident occurred at Brookshire Apartment in Bassett around 11:30 PM Saturday.

According to the Martinsville-Henry County 911 Center, two individuals knocked on the door of an apartment demanding the keys to a vehicle. After the victim refused to give the keys, he was placed in a nearby stolen minivan by gunpoint.

The suspects then lead the sheriff’s office on a high-speed pursuit. Deputies lost slight of the minivan.

The minivan was later found abandoned on Bowens Creek Road.

As of 2 AM Sunday, either the victim or suspects had been located. No description of the victim or suspects was given.

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