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* Aaron Ricks allegedly beat his mother with a baseball bat in San Ramon on Durango Lane

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Police arrested a 27-year-old man in San Ramon Monday night on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly beat his mother with a baseball bat.Officers responded shortly before midnight to a report of an elderly woman on Durango Lane who was bleeding badly and yelling for help, police said.Officers at the scene learned that the woman’s son, Aaron Ricks, was apparently responsible for the assault, police said.

Police found Ricks a short time later on the front porch of the home, where he also lives, armed with a baseball bat, according to police. Police said officers used a non-lethal projectile to disarm Ricks before arresting him. His injured mother, who is in her early 60s, was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek to be treated for significant head and body injuries suffered during the assault, according to Lt. Dan Pratt.Ricks was booked into Martinez Detention Facility where he is being held on $1 million bail, Pratt said.

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