Cops: Man locked elderly mom in filthy room

By Lisa Turner, Producer, lturner@wkmg.com
Published On: Dec 13 2012 09:42:12 AM EST
Updated On: Dec 13 2012 09:46:51 AM EST

John Ramsey.

ORLANDO, Fla. -

An Orange County man was arrested on suspicion of locking his elderly mother inside a room of a squalid home and threatening to kill her.

John Ramsey, 50, was arrested Tuesday on charges of false imprisonment and neglect of the elderly after deputies say they received a call about the incident.

According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, when deputies arrived at the home on Raeford Drive, they found the house filled with garbage and animal urine.

The woman told deputies that when she went to lie down in her room that afternoon, her son started yelling at her. She also told deputies her son then locked her in her room, tying the door knob with a string to prevent her from leaving.

The woman's son, at one point, had also threatened to kill her, their family and himself, according to the report.

Ramsey was taken to jail and was being held at $3,150 bond.

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