Warminster man who ran over his wife sentenced to at least 7 years

He could face additional charges if she dies from her injuries, as is likely.

Jim Melwert
September 19, 2018 - 5:42 pm
Left: Robin Ryan; right: Andrew Ryan

Bucks County District Attorney's Office

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) —  A Warminster man who pleaded no contest to aggravated assault for causing his wife to fall out his truck last summer was sentenced to seven to 20 years in prison on Wednesday. He could face additional charges if she dies from her injuries. 

Prosecutor Bob James argued it was intentional. He points to witness statements that say it looked like Andrew Ryan physically threw Robin Ryan from the truck. 

"Six or seven people ran to help Robin. He fled from the scene," James said. "That’s consciousness of guilt in my book."

James said there is a long history of abuse. He told the judge about a time when one of Robin’s friends confronted Andrew, and that friend said Andrew threatened to kill the man’s wife and children.

James says doctors say Robin Ryan will never be able to interact with her environment, and her prognosis is very grim.

On July 24 last year, witnesses say they saw a woman fall from a truck on Lincoln Highway in Falls Township when it swerved and suddenly accelerated. She was run over by the landscaping trailer the truck was towing. Andrew Ryan drove off as others rushed to his wife’s aid.

Prosecutors expect to pursue homicide charges if and when Robin Ryan dies from her injuries.