New details have emerged in a sensational child abuse case in Florida from last year that ended in a brief encounter with law enforcement when the suspect allegedly took his own life. mine.
As previously reported by Law & Crime, Ramon Alex Tocabens58 years old, shot himself mid-morning on December 17, 2021 at Oaks Condominiums in Gainesville, Fla. When deputies from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office were trying to serve a search warrant.
Law enforcement tried to contact, they said, by knocking on the door – but there was no response. Then, 15 minutes later, they heard gunfire. A cyborg later confirmed Tocabens’ death.
An incident report from earlier that month describing an alleged “battery in the house” offense against a 13-year-old boy led to criminal charges of leaving a child without major bodily harm. physically and brutally abuse or abuse a child without much physical harm. But no details of the alleged abuse and neglect were included in that report.
Law & Crime has since obtained, by request of open records, a sworn complaint and a re-editing order that documents exactly why deputies wanted to speak to Tocabens on the day of his death.
The boy’s father picked him up just after 5pm on December 9, 2021. Almost immediately, their time together is said to have gone south.
Explanatory, verbose documentation:
Ramon then drove [redacted] to the incident site to vacuum a Ford Gray Escape carrying Ramon’s FL card [redacted]. Ramon pulled up next to the vacuum cleaner and started arguing with [redacted] which becomes physical. At some point in the debate, [redacted] was hit by Ramon while sitting in the front passenger seat. [Redacted] explains that Ramon punched him twice with a closed fist over his left shoulder and then reached across the car, placing his hand around his neck. [redacted]. [Redacted] said that he had trouble breathing and had a headache due to [sic] was choked by his father.
“After [redacted] was beaten by his father, got out of the car to continue arguing”, the document continued. “[Redacted] and Roman continued to argue about car vacuuming, [redacted] told him he wouldn’t do it. Ramon then threw the quarter in [redacted] while he was outside the car. After throwing the quarter at him, he (answered) explained that Ramon had told him he could find his way home on his own. Then Ramon left the parking lot, left [redacted] alone at the site. ”
According to the co-pilot about the boy’s testimony, the 13-year-old had last eaten the night before the alleged battery and “said he was hungry and had only a dollar in his pocket.”
For the alleged punch and throw incident, Tocabens has been charged with child abuse. Because of his inability to care for and feed his son, the deceased was charged with child neglect.
“Account provided by [redacted] was observed by an independent witness who lined up with his account of what happened,” Deputy ACSO Carlton Litzkow wrote – noting two separate attempts to contact the father the day before his death in which he apparently took his own life.
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