Chatham Sheriff’s Office arrests assault suspect


PITTSBORO — A man was arrested following an investigation by the Chatham County Sheriff’s office on felony assault charges this week.

On Nov. 16, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a domestic assault incident at 97533 Franklin Ridge in Chapel Hill. The victim, a female, reported being assaulted by her son with a knife.

Deputies responding to the scene discovered the victim with stab wounds to her head, neck and hands. She was transported to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill for medical treatment.

The suspect, identified as Christian Arnold Ramsland, 29, of Chapel Hill, was taken into custody under Emergency Involuntary Commitment after exhibiting signs of a mental health crisis that warranted immediate evaluation.

After his release from the hospital, Ramsland was charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, one felony count of first-degree kidnapping, and one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.

He was issued a $50,000.00 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on Jan. 29, 2024.