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Ramsey Served Time for Domestic Violence

Charles Ramsey may have played the hero Monday when he helped Amanda Berry escape the house in which she'd been held captive for a decade, and called the police to rescue the remaining two captives, but on more than one occassion it was Ramsey himself who was the subject of a 911 call. The Smoking Gun has discovered that the 43-year-old "Cleveland Hero," who told reporters that he responded to Barry's cry for help because he was "raised to help women in distress," served jail time for three separate instances of domestic violence. Ramsey was also incarcerated in the early 1990s for drug abuse, receiving stolen property, and criminal trespassing. In her divorce complaint, Ramsey's ex-wife, Rochelle, accused her ex-husband of "gross neglect of duty" and "extreme cruelty" and she told The Smoking Gun that Ramsey apologized for beating her but "never paid his child support."