Three men arrested after confrontation |

Three men arrested after confrontation

Insults exchanged between passengers of cars traveling on U. S. Highway 50 may have lead to the arrest of three young men Saturday night.

A physical confrontation developed around 6:30 p.m. between two groups after they pulled to the side of the road in front of Quality Inn & Suites.

Police reported several Filipino youths, out of a group of eight to 12, got out of two cars and began hitting a 2000 Ford Expedition with several baseball bats and rocks.

The six passengers in the Expedition, two women and four men, all in their late teens or early 20s, told police that they had no idea what started the fight. One passenger was allegedly hit in the knee with a baseball bat.

They also reportedly told police there were confronted by a man, 18- to 20-years-old and possibly Filipino, 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had a shaved head leaving only a pony tail. The man was wielding a bat at the scene.

Around 9:50 p.m. Saturday, police stopped a car, that matched a description of the suspect’s vehicle, going eastbound on U. S. Highway 50 at Carson Avenue. Police reportedly found two baseball bats in the car and arrested three of its five passengers.

Arrested for assault with a deadly weapon were Nitisaro Pluemyard, 18, from Walnut Creek, Calif.; Miguel Marcus Scharmer,19, from Meyers; and Jahun Tumazar Obron, 19, from Pittsburg, Calif.

All three have been released from jail because El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office decided not to file charges immediately.

“These charges have been temporarily rejected pending further investigation,” said Assistant District Attorney Hans Uthe.”We know these guys were involved in some way, but we don’t know who did it yet.”

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