Man arrested on suspicion of assault |

Man arrested on suspicion of assault

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Lake Tahoe police arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting an El Dorado County Sheriff correctional officer at Raley’s Emerald Bay Road location Friday afternoon.

South Lake Tahoe resident Patrick Solomon was previously an inmate at the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe and allegedly shoved the officer in the back while he was shopping at for groceries about 3:50 p.m., according to a police statement.

Solomon called the officer by name and launched a “verbal barrage” at him during the alleged assault, according to the statement.

Following a report of the incident, Officer Jake Herminghaus arrived at the grocery store and arrested Solomon, who allegedly resisted being taken into custody.

Solomon received “minor lacerations” to his head during the incident, according to the statement.

He was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital for treatment prior to being booked into jail.

Solomon was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and battery on a custodial officer.

Solomon remained in custody Tuesday afternoon, according to El Dorado County booking records.

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