Separate assault cases over weekend: One man beaten; another stabbed in head |

Separate assault cases over weekend: One man beaten; another stabbed in head

Jennie Tezak

A 28-year-old man was allegedly attacked Saturday evening while walking to his home on Martin Avenue from his friend’s house, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

Jeremy Caine was attacked by an unknown individual close to his home. When he woke up the next morning, he began vomiting. His mother took him to Barton Memorial Hospital, where officers were called. He then was transferred to Washoe Medical Center, said Sgt. Shannon Laney of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.

When questioned, Caine did not recall the attack and did not know how many people attacked him, Laney said.

Caine currently is on parole, Laney said. Police said the alleged attackers may have been drinking alcohol.

Police do not have any leads, Laney said.

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old man, Garrett Nicholson, was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed another man in the head after an argument around 7 p.m. Sunday, according to a South Lake Tahoe police officer.

Nicholson allegedly came to Zachary Nugent’s house asking for money in the sum of $11, the officer said. The men then began fighting. Nicholson was dating Nugent’s stepmother, authorities said. Nicholson stabbed Nugent, making a 4-to-6-inch laceration in his head about 3 inches back from the forehead, the officer said.

Nicholson was taken to the El Dorado Jail and booked. Nugent is recovering, the officer said.

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