Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Deputies: Holiday man hit mom, 65, with eggnog bottle, stun gun

HOLIDAY — A 45-year-old man is accused of smashing a glass bottle of eggnog over his mother's head, beating her in the face, using a stun gun on her half a dozen times and telling her he would kill her if she told anyone about the abuse. Ramey E. Newkirk is also accused of battering his 65-year-old mother with her oxygen tank.

Newkirk was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older, tampering with a witness and grand theft. An anonymous tip led deputies to the house that mother and son shared in Holiday Lake Estates, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. Newkirk told deputies his mother was robbed and that's why her face and head were cut and bruised, a report states.

"If I want to survive, the story is I was robbed," the mother told deputies, the report states. She said her son isn't a criminal and needs mental help.

Newkirk is being held without bail at the Pasco County jail.

Deputies: Holiday man hit mom, 65, with eggnog bottle, stun gun 12/01/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 1, 2011 7:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Epilogue: Tony Scaglione served Ybor delicacies and laughs

    Obituaries

    Tony Scaglione's childhood dream was to own his family's restaurant.

    Tony Scaglione - the longtime owner of Tony's Ybor Restaurant - has died.  He was 87. Credit: Larry Scaglione
  2. What you need to know for Friday, July 21

    News

    href="http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2015/graphics/macros/css/base.css"> Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field during minicamp this summer. He said the Bucs could be "a bad--- football team." [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  3. Final sign positions should cut danger where trail crosses interstate ramp

    Roads

    I am concerned with the yield signs I saw recently installed for the new bike and pedestrian trail along either side of Roosevelt Boulevard between Carillon Parkway/28th Street and Interstate 275. These yield signs seem to be pointing to the drivers, one side as they exit the interstate northbound, the other as they …

  4. Trump's lawyers seek to undercut Mueller's Russia investigation

    Politics

    Some of President Donald Trump's lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president's authority to grant pardons, the Washington Post reported, citing people familiar …

    President Donald Trump is said to be irritated by the notion that the special counsel's investigation could reach into his and his family's finances. [Associated Press]
  5. North Tampa shooting leaves one man dead

    Crime

    Times staff

    TAMPA — A man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon after an argument with another man escalated, police said.