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Lake Tahoe man charged with attempted murder after report of mallet attack

A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Tuesday after repeatedly striking his female roommate in the head with a rubber mallet, authorities said.

Steven Post, 47, and his roommate were in an argument when the attack took place on the 4,000 block of Azure Avenue, according to South Lake Tahoe Police.

Police arrived to find the woman “awake and alert,” Sgt. Shannon Laney said. However, she became unconscious upon arriving at Barton Memorial Hospital.

She was flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno for major injuries on both sides of her head. On Wednesday, Laney said he didn’t know what her status was, but confirmed that she was alive.

Police are not releasing the victim’s name at this time, but said Post and the woman had apparently been roommates off and on for some time.

As of Wednesday, Post was still being held in the South Lake Tahoe jail without bail.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:45PM Published Aug 18, 2014 10:42AM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.