Big Stone Gap man gets 3 years for break-ins


A man that police said stole items from a group of residents in a Big Stone Gap neighborhood then tried to pawn them off is headed to prison after a judge passes sentence.

Billy Joe Ramey, 34, received an active sentence of 3 years and 11 months after a Circuit Court judge suspended a portion of the sentence, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp.

Ramey was arrested in 2016 after items taken from the homes located on Powell Valley Road were found by officers inside his apartment. They included clothing, jewelry and electronics valued at more than $1,000, the report said.

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