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Police: Man throws cinder block at car with kids in it

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published February 18, 2013 at 8:12 a.m.


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— A 34-year-old Jacksonville man is accused of throwing a cinder block at his ex-wife's car while she and two children were inside the vehicle and a third was standing outside it.

Ronald L. Webster Jr. is facing preliminary charges of aggravated assault on a family member, first-degree criminal mischief and three counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to a Jacksonville Police Department report, it happened about 7:15 p.m. Sunday as Webster's ex-wife was taking her three children to Webster's residence in the 1000 block of Oakhurst Drive.

Upon arrival, a heated argument started between Webster and his ex-wife, the report said. One of the three children got out of the vehicle and the other two were in the back seats when Webster "picked up a cinder block and threw it at her vehicle," and it smashed into the window, police wrote in the report.

The child who was outside the vehicle told investigators he "attempted to jump in front of the cinder block because he thought it was going to smash into the rear passenger window where his little sister ... was sitting."

It wasn't clear whether anyone suffered any injuries.

Webster is being held in the Pulaski County jail with no bail pending an initial appearance in Jacksonville District Court.

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DEMOCRATREPUBLICAN says... February 18, 2013 at 9:12 a.m.

"If we just had more educational opportunities and spend more money on these kids, this type of crime would not happen."

Who does that sound like?

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HalALouyah says... February 18, 2013 at 9:54 a.m.

Was that an assault style cinder block?

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Packman says... February 18, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.

Did the cinder block have a pistol grip?

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wormie says... February 18, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

He must have been standing close or he's a stout sucker, cause those things are heavy.

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RZRBKINTXS says... February 18, 2013 at 11:32 a.m.

We need universal background checks for all construction materials!!!!!!!!

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DEMOCRATREPUBLICAN says... February 18, 2013 at 12:41 p.m.

Lets ban all Cinder Blocks. They are a menace to society.

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Populist says... February 18, 2013 at 1 p.m.

DemocratRepublican,

This sort of macho behavior does not come from lack of educational opportunities, but rather being raised in a macho, sexist, violent culture. This guy was not taught to respect women (or children).

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LR1955 says... February 18, 2013 at 2 p.m.

X-Webster was most likely drunk, on drugs, or still hasn't moved on since the divorce. A real POS!

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Jjackk says... February 18, 2013 at 3:51 p.m.

What is funny he would have scared the living crap out of all you tough guys.

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HalALouyah says... February 18, 2013 at 4:10 p.m.

No, what would be funny is when someone popped a cap in his arse in self defense jjjjjackkkk.

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