Man shot by police is released from jail |

Man shot by police is released from jail

William Ferchland

A man shot by a police officer during a search warrant for guns at a South Lake Tahoe home was released from jail Tuesday since felony charges of obstructing authorities couldn’t stick.

Stuart Anson Martin Jr. was released from El Dorado County Jail almost 12 hours after being shot and arrested during the raid at 820 Tahoe Keys Blvd. at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Initially charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and felony obstructing a police officer, Martin was booked into jail at $10,000 bail after receiving medical treatment at Barton Memorial Hospital.

Lt. Martin Hewlett said evidence gathered after the raid did not support any felony charges of resisting officers. Further investigation could elicit the return of felony charges, he added.

Martin was shot in the left arm by police Detective Brad Williams while exiting a door to the carport, Hewlett said.

“A firearm was not located in proximity to the subject that was shot; (however) a firearm was recovered in the residence itself,” Hewlett said.

“Our investigation is well in progress and we won’t have an opinion as to the conduct of the officer or the subject that was arrested,” he said.

El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office said Martin will return to jail this month to serve a sentence on an unrelated incident.

An investigator with the office is making his own report that will be combined with other reports that will be sent to Assistant District Attorney Hans Uthe.

Williams is a veteran with the department who was recently moved from the patrol division to the detective unit.

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