El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that may have occurred in Meyers or South Lake Tahoe on Oct. 6.
The assault was originally reported in Alpine County on Oct. 6 by a female victim, but details of the original account have changed, including the location where the assault occurred. The change may be due in part to the injuries the victim suffered in the violent physical attack, a press release from the sheriff’s office stated.
Lt. Pete Van Arnum said the woman lived near where she was beaten and claims a man in a white truck stopped her at a traffic light when she saw a flashing red light coming from the truck. The victim told police the man asked to see her ID and then pulled her from her vehicle and beat her. The woman was able to escape and drove herself to the hospital, Van Arnum said. There were visible injuries to her head when she arrived, but she has since been released from the hospital, he said.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, late 40s to 55 years of age, 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2, with a stocky build, unknown hair color, shaggy moustache, brown with some silver coloring. His face is described as having deep pores, pitted, with reddish hue, the release stated. There are no suspects at this time, Van Arnum said, and no witnesses have come forward.
The Lake Tahoe Secret Witness program is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Information can be directed to Detective Paul Kuhn at 530-573-3022 or Secret Witness at 530-541-6800.