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Suspect arrested, fired a gun into local restaurant after order disagreement, police say

Scottie Dean Ramsey
Scottie Dean Ramsey{ }is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied building, assault by pointing a gun and injury to real property. (Photo credit: Asheville Police Department){ }

A Tennessee man has been arrested and charged after allegedly shooting at an Asheville restaurant following a dispute with the manager over food.

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, at around 10:30 p.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to Pizza Hut along Smokey Park Highway regarding gunshots having been fired.

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The officers arrived to find that a suspect fired a shot from a handgun into the glass door of the business following a dispute with the manager over placing a food order.


The suspect was located by officers a short distance away, and he was taken into custody without incident.

A subsequent investigation led to Scottie Dean Ramsey, 42, of Johnson City, Tennessee, is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied building, assault by pointing a gun and injury to real property.

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Ramsey is being held in the Buncombe County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

Since January 1, 2020, the Asheville Police Department has responded to 575 calls for service regarding a gun discharge or an individual who has been shot. In addition, 41 individuals have been shot in Asheville during the same time period.

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