Tahoe crime recap: Boyfriend bloodied in brawl
A post-party argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend led to the girlfriend’s arrest on a charge of felony domestic violence.
The couple, who live together in South Lake Tahoe, had returned home Sunday, Feb. 19, after a party. Both were under the influence of alcohol during an argument at home following the party, according to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.
The girlfriend, 22, began punching and flailing — landing several shots on the boyfriend’s face, according to police. She did not use a weapon.
When officers responded, they found the victim walking away from the residence in order to escape his angry girlfriend. He had blood all over his face, hands and shirt. However, he declined to accept any medical assistance.
The woman was arrested for a felony charge of domestic violence. She did not resist arrest and was booked into the El Dorado County jail in South Lake Tahoe. She has since been released.
Meyers-area man threatens deputies
A Meyers-area man became hostile and went as far as threatening the lives of El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother.
The 18-year-old man was reportedly in an argument with his mother at their home in the 1700 block of North Upper Truckee Road Sunday, Feb. 19. The man began pushing his mother and damaged a phone in order to prevent her from calling law enforcement, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
A third party who witnessed the incident called law enforcement. Deputies responded and arrested the 18-year-old.
The mother complained of pain, but no medical treatment was requested at the time. It’s unknown if the mother requested or sought treatment after deputies left, and the sheriff’s office would not provide information about the extent or location of the pain.
Upon taking the suspect into custody, he resisted and made threats. He stated he was going to get out of jail and kill the deputies, according to the sheriff’s office. The suspect unsuccessfully attempted to kick and “head butt” the deputies.
He was eventually booked into the El Dorado County jail in Placerville on charges of resisting an officer, a felony; battery, a misdemeanor; and damage of a cellular device, also a felony. As of Tuesday morning, he remained in custody with a total bail amount of $20,000.
Running red light reveals warrant
A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested after he was pulled over for running a red light and law enforcement learned he had a warrant out for his arrest.
The 33-year-old man pulled over into the parking lot of Lake Tahoe Glass after law enforcement observed him running a red light Monday, Feb. 27, according to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. A standard computer check revealed that the man had a felony warrant out of Riverside County for sales of controlled substances. The warrant did not state what substance the man was accused of selling.
He was arrested without incident and booked into the El Dorado County jail in South Lake Tahoe. He has since been released.
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Convicted of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, Timothy Neil Clark, 51, of Cool, was sentenced to life in prison Monday by El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Daniel Proud.