Russian stabbed at campground |

Russian stabbed at campground

Gregory Crofton

A Russian immigrant got knifed early Sunday at a beach campground along the Rubicon River known as Rocky Chuck.

Rocky Chuck is area in northwest El Dorado County between Greenwood and Georgetown where it is free to camp.

The injury came during a fight that involved as many as 10 people and led to the arrest of four Russian immigrants for felony assault.

The brawl broke out around 2:45 a.m. leaving the teen-age Russian, who is believed to be from the Sacramento area, with a knife wound to his left shoulder.

Besides the stab wound, another person suffered a broken nose and several cars were vandalized with bottles and rocks during the incident, which went on for an extended period of time, said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Sgt. Wishart.

Someone reported the fight after it was over. Deputies met the men involved in the fight at a fire station eight miles from the campground.

The sheriff ‘s department called on 12 members of the S.W.A.T. team to secure the area and interview at least 20 witnesses.

“Frankly, it’s unknown what sparked it, ” Wishart said. “The arrests were based on witnesses’ statements.”

Wishart said it is unknown if anyone will be booked for the knifing. He said Sunday the six Russian men involved in the fight are being difficult.

“They are being very uncooperative,” he said. “Our officers interviewed them as victims and suspects. Apparently they are not being cooperative in the victim aspect.”

Deputies booked four men for felony assault: Michael Dovgan, 22; Dima Duloglo, 24; Veriamin Bernik, 19; and the juvenile who was treated for the knife wound.

Wishart said additional reports about the altercation should be known today after he and other deputies have a chance go over the interviews conducted Sunday morning.

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