El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini announced that a reward of up $25,000 is offered for information leading to the identification and apprehension of a man involved in the attempted shooting of a sheriff’s deputy near Camino in October.
A deputy on patrol about 8 a.m. Oct. 17 found a truck in a turnout in the area of Cable and White Mountain Ranch roads. The deputy set out on foot to investigate whether any criminal activity was occurring, and while walking down a trail from the turnout, the deputy encountered a man.
The man reportedly refused to comply with the deputy’s commands and the two became involved in a physical struggle, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Sheriff’s officials said the man retreated to his vehicle, where he retrieved a handgun and fired it at the deputy.
The deputy was not injured and returned fire, but it is not known whether the man suffered any injuries.
The man is described as approximately 6 feet, 1 inch to 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing approximately 200 to 250 pounds, with a goatee, and was wearing a flannel shirt, dark pants and boots. He was last seen driving away on Cable Road in a mid-1990s to early 2000s white Dodge single-cab truck without a license plate.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call Detective James Peterson at (530) 642-4713 or Detective Ken Barber at (530) 642-4710.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.