An attack on a Cumberland County woman landed a man in jail last Friday. Deputies responded to a residence on Highway 70 East where 30-year-old Ronald William Ripley reportedly grabbed a woman by her throat with both hands until she lost consciousness. Ripley then allegedly started to drag the victim across a gravel parking lot. Ripley was arrested for aggravated assault and violation of bond conditions.
105.7 News has learned Ripley was booked into the Cumberland County jail a total of 33 times on past charges of burglary, criminal trespassing and four counts of theft under $500. Ripley was also charged in 2012 for domestic assault, but the case was dropped because of lack of prosecution. He was arrested again for domestic assault in April and pleaded guilty less than two weeks ago (July 5, 2018). He was sentenced by Judge Larry Warner to 11 months 29 days supervised probation and ordered to stay away from the victim.