March 27, 2011

Robert Tuttle - Jailed After Holding Mother Hostage In Bedroom, Forcing Her To Watch Movies With Him

Robert Tuttle Jail Booking Report

Englewood, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Robert Tuttle, a 22-year-old Florida man was jailed Thursday after he allegedly held his mother hostage with an axe and forced her to watch videos with him in his bedroom.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched after receiving a call from Tuttle's mother who told them she had been held against her will and forced to watch movies in her son's bedroom.

Tuttle's mother told investigators that her son had been drinking that night when he began acting violently toward her while destroying things inside the house.

He allegedly used an ax to smash kitchen appliances and his bedroom door before threatening to kill his mother and then himself.

At one point in the struggle, Tuttle swung the ax at his mother but missed. He then forced his mother into his bedroom and forced her to watch movies with him as he stood guard with the ax. The woman was finally able to escape the room and call 911 dispatchers after Tuttle fell asleep.

Deputies arrived to find a sword, an expandable baton and a baggie of marijuana inside Tuttle's bedroom. Tuttle told investigators that he was upset because his father was in the hospital.

He was booked into the Charlotte County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held in lieu of a $17,000 bond.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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