A 27-year-old San Ramon resident accused of brutally beating his mother with a baseball bat was charged with attempted murder on Thursday, according to reports.
Aaron Ricks was arrested on Monday night after police received a call that an elderly woman was yelling for help and bleeding badly. The 60-something woman 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, said Lt. Dan Pratt.
Ricks is being held in Martinez Detention Facility on $1 million and is not likely to enter a plea until next month. He must also enter a plea for enhancements of using a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury.
Officers found Ricks standing on the porch of his shared home with a baseball bat around 11:50 p.m. 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, Pratt said.
The motive for the attack is still under investigation.