PANAMA CITY BEACH — Unable to let her adult son have the last word in an argument, a Panama City Beach woman has been arrested after allegedly shooting at him with a .22 caliber handgun while he was riding his bicycle along Front Beach Road on Saturday night.

Priscilla Ann Ethridge, 66, has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and booked into the Bay County Jail. She was being held on $2,500 bail after her first appearance Monday.

According to police reports, Ethridge and her 46-year-old son live together and had been having an argument when her son left the house on his bicycle. A nephew told Bay County Sheriff’s Office deputies that Ethridge armed herself with the .22 revolver before heading out the door after her son, saying, “I’ll be damned if I let him have the last word.”

Ethridge drove down Lakeview Drive, then turned eastbound on Front Beach Road when she caught up to her son, according to documents. She later told deputies that she believed her son had her cellphone and she was yelling at him to give it back. She said her son grabbed her car door, and that she fired the shot to “scare” him into letting go.

Her son told deputies he had been riding his bicycle to get away from his mother when she rode up beside him, yelling she was going to shoot him before firing her gun. According to the report, the victim was not struck, but the bullet came “very close” to him.

The gun was taken from the Ethridge and had one spent shell casing in the chamber. Ethridge’s cellphone was later located at her home, according to the report.

 

 

Date of birth: Oct 6, 1951
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Hazel
Inmate status: N
Inmate number: 10008015
Release date: Dec 9, 2010
Booking number: B10012399
Booking age: 1959
Booking date: Dec 9, 2010
Booking location: Walton County, FL

 

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Panama City Beach, FL 32413

RECENT ARRESTS

Booking number: B11015137
Booking date: Sep 7, 2011
Booking age: 1959
Release date: Sep 8, 2011
Booking location: Walton County, FL

RECENT CHARGES

Violation level: F
Violation description 2: AGGRAV BATTERY
Violation description: CAUSE BODILY HARM OR DISABILITY
Violation code: 784.045(1A1)
Required cash amount: $0
Obts: 6601038378
Court case: 11002983
Clear type: SURETY/CASH
Charge number: 1
Bond type: SURETY/CASH
Bond number: AS3K-160695
Bond amount: $2,500
Arrest location: WALTON MAGONLIA
Arrest date: Sep 7, 2011
Agency case: 11002983

Violation level: M
Violation description 2: DAMAGE PROPCRIM MISCH
Violation description: 200 DOLS AND UNDER
Violation code: 806.13(1B1)
Required cash amount: $0
Obts: 6601038378
Court case: 11002983
Clear type: SURETY/CASH
Charge number: 2
Bond type: SURETY/CASH
Bond number: AS3K-160695
Bond amount: $2,500
Arrest location: WALTON MAGONLIA
Arrest date: Sep 7, 2011
Agency case: 11002983

Violation level: M
Violation description 2: RESIST OFFICER
Violation description: OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE
Violation code: 843.02
Required cash amount: $0
Obts: 6601038378
Court case: 11002983
Clear type: SURETY/CASH
Charge number: 3
Bond type: SURETY/CASH
Bond number: AS3K-160695
Bond amount: $2,500
Arrest location: WALTON MAGONLIA
Arrest date: Sep 7, 2011
Agency case: 11002983

Violation level: M
Violation description: TOUCH OR STRIKE (DOMV)
Violation code: 784.03(1a1)
Obts: 6601036485
Charge number: 1
Arrest location: 171 WALTON MAGNOLIA LANE
Arrest date: Dec 8, 2010
Agency case: 10006344