Mother’s ordeal: Domestic assault by knife-wielding son

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call on November 16, 2023, reporting a domestic assault incident at 97533 Franklin Ridge, Chapel Hill. The victim, a female, reported being assaulted by her son with a knife.

Christian Arnold Ramsland

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 97533 Franklin Ridge, 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 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in
Pittsboro on January 29, 2024.