A Scottsdale man is facing charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault after what allegedly started as his mother's refusal to give him money and ended with him jumping off of a balcony to evade police. Police say the 24-year-old man, who has previously been arrested for charges involving theft, drugs and disorderly conduct, demanded money from his mother in her home where he sometimes resides. When she refused to give him any, they say he struck her head with a glass carafe.
According to police, when another man who lives on his mother's property came to the door, the defendant struck him with a metal baton multiple times until he lost consciousness. They say he then stole the man's wallet and his mother's SUV. Both the mother and the man were treated at a local hospital for head injuries.