CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he threatened to kill his mother and rammed her car with his because she refused to give him money to buy drugs.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 23-year-old Matthew Mollica, of Kennedy Township, who has been charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

Township police say Mollica’s mother reported that he threatened to kill her and spat at her Monday night and that his attacks continued Tuesday when she, again, refused to give him drug money.

The woman told police she left the house to avoid further confrontations, but he drove after her and repeatedly rammed his car into hers until police arrived.

Mollica remained jailed Wednesday and faces a preliminary hearing July 30.

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