Police: son beats Jacksonville banking executive in unprovoked attack – Florida Times-Union
The son of a prominent Jacksonville banking executive remained jailed Saturday accused of savagely beating his father, then attacking the cars of two strangers stopped in traffic about a half-mile away during a rampage initially reported as a suicidal threat.
Gilbert James Pomar IV, 26, of Jacksonville is accused of beating his 57-year-old father, Gilbert J. “Gil” Pomar III, regional president of CenterState Bank of Florida, in an unprovoked attack Wednesday afternoon in the 4100 block of Herschel Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
The younger Pomar also is charged with punching and kicking two cars on Roosevelt Boulevard at at St. Johns Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, where two women were threatened at an adjacent convenience store, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Officers aided by a police dog arrested Pomar at his Rhonda Road home shortly after the series of incidents that began just before 4 p.m. that day, according to Sheriff’s Office incident reports.
Pomar was jailed on a felony charge of domestic aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement stemming from the attack on his father. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief as a result of the damage to the two cars, Sheriff’s Office and court records show.
He was being held in lieu of bail totaling $350,009 Saturday at the Duval County jail. Pomar is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 28, jail records show.
The elder Pomar couldn’t be reached for comment. Information about his condition wasn’t available Saturday.
An Instagram account apparently used by the younger Pomar states he won’t be participating in a rap concert because “now im in jail for almost killing my dad.”
Two women who witnessed the beating told police they saw Pomar punching and kicking his father, while repeatedly saying “I hate you, just