Two arrested on assault charges |

Two arrested on assault charges

Steve Kadel

UPDATE (July 2): The names of the arrestees have been corrected from the original story.

Police arrested two men Friday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the alleged beating of two victims.

One of the victims, a 22-year-old, was taken by CALSTAR to Renown Hospital in Reno, where he remained in serious condition Friday afternoon. The other man who was allegedly beaten, a 21-year-old, declined medical treatment, South Lake Tahoe Police Department Lt. Brian Williams said.

South Lake Tahoe residents Manuel A. Herrera, 19, and Valente Uribe, 18, were booked into El Dorado County Jail early Friday morning, according to Detective Doug Sentell. Bail for each man was set at $25,000 for the assault with a deadly weapon charges.

The incident followed a party at a South Lake Tahoe home Thursday night, Williams said. Police responded to a noise complaint at 11:30 p.m. and the party soon broke up, he said.

The two victims were walking home a half hour later near 12th Street and James Avenue when a car stopped near them, some occupants got out and began attacking the victims with their fists, Williams said.

“One victim believes he lost consciousness, but was later able to run away and call 911 to get the police,” he said.

Meanwhile, others from the car beat up the man’s friend and left him unconscious in the street, according to Williams. That victim had not regained consciousness as of early Friday afternoon.

Police located the suspects’ vehicle at a residence based on a description by one of the victims, Williams said. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office helped locate the suspects, he said.

Herrera was also booked on a charge of battery with serious bodily injury, with bail of $40,000; and conspiracy to commit a crime, with bail set at $10,000, according to jail records.

Williams said more arrests may be made.

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