Grown son escapes prosecution in battle with mother who told him to move out

Jeffrey Simpson Moore

An 81-year-old Villager’s grown son will escape prosecution after a battle earlier this year with his mother, who had ordered him to move out of her home in the Village of Sunset Ridge at the Village of Sunset Pointe.

At the time of his arrest in June, 54-year-old Jeffrey Simpson Moore had spent more than a decade living with his mother at her home in The Villages. But tensions had boiled over to the point that Moore was arrested on a felony charge of battery on a person over the age of 65. 

Moore’s mother said she had been trying to tell her son that he needed to move out of her house. Moore “continued to grow angrier and started yelling” at his mother, indicating to her he wasn’t leaving, the arrest report said. Moore then left his bedroom and pushed his mother. It was her daughter who called law enforcement.

However, last month in Sumter County Court, the prosecutor’s office announced no information would be filed in the case due to “evidence legally insufficient to prove guilt.” This past week, a formal request was made for the refund of the $1,000 bond Moore had posted in the case.

The Village of Sunset Ridge at the Village of Sunset Pointe is notable for its residents occasionally talking of seceding from Sunset Pointe. Moore’s mother and her late husband bought their home there in 2005 for $678,100.