San Ramon Police arrested a 27-year-old man Monday night in connection with the attempted murder of his mother, according to reports.
At 11:50 p.m. on Feb. 20, officers responded to an address on Durango Lane after receiving a call saying that and older woman was yelling for help and bleeding badly. The 60-something woman had left the home she shared with her son, Aaron Ricks, and gone to a neighbor's house after being assaulted.
Upon arrival, the neighbor told police that Ricks had assaulted his mother and was still in the area; officers found Ricks standing on his porch with a baseball bat. When he refused to drop the object and advanced toward a SRPD officer, Ricks was hit with a less-than-lethal 40-millimeter sponge round and disarmed, Lt. Dan Pratt said.
Ricks' mother was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for treatment of significant injuries, including a broken arm, caused by several strikes to the head and body from the baseball bat.
Pratt said the woman is expected to survive and is most likely out of surgery and the intensive care unit.
Ricks was booked in the Martinez Detention Facility for attempted murder and is not expected to make bail. The motive for the attack is still under investigation.