Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Friday, April 24, 2020, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the intersection of Harmony Highway, and Mount Bethel Road in reference to a pedestrian, which had been intentionally struck by a vehicle.
The suspect vehicle had fled the scene, and witnesses had called to request medical assistance for the victim.
When the deputies arrived, they located the victim lying on the ground in a driveway next to Harmony Highway. Detectives were called to the scene to begin their investigation into the incident. After arriving on scene, they received information about the suspect. He had returned to a nearby convenience store and was waiting in the parking lot. Deputies received additional information about the suspect calling into report that someone had pointed a firearm at him.
During the investigation, sheriff’s office detectives were able to interview witnesses in the area, and learned a white Chevrolet S-10 truck traveled South on Harmony Highway passing Mount Bethel Road. The Chevrolet S-10 was then seen making an erratic turn in the middle of the roadway and traveled back North on Harmony Highway. The suspect truck then drove back up Harmony Highway, turned onto Mount Bethel Road, as the victim was walking across. The suspect truck turned onto Mount Bethel Road at a high rate of speed, spinning tires, and striking the victim causing serious injury. The white Chevrolet S-10 then continued traveling on Mount Bethel Road.
As the investigation of this incident continued, detectives were able to talk to additional witnesses in the area, and learned the driver of the suspect vehicle was Travis Deon Campbell. Detectives also learned Campbell failed to notify 911 operators about striking anyone, only stating a man had pointed a gun at him. More information was later learned about an ongoing issue between Campbell, and the victim.
Detectives identified the victim as, Joshua Shwayne Ramseur of Harmony. Ramseur having been treated at the scene was then transported to a local medical facility, and was later transported to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to receive treatment due to his injuries.
Campbell was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with: Felony Attempted Murder, Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury, and Felony Hit and Run leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries. Magistrate S. Watkins issued Campbell a 250,000.00 dollar secured bond on these charges.