El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies believe a man ran over and killed Dennis Johns of Georgetown after the two had argued earlier.
Deputies were called to Sliger Mine Road and Highway 193 in the community of Greenwood, between Cool and Georgetown in the Sierra foothills, about 12:20 a.m. Sunday for a vehicle related-incident. The California Highway Patrol was already on the scene when deputies arrived.
The CHP had found the body of 35-year-old Johns. An investigation revealed that Johns had been intentionally hit, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Deputies worked with the California Highway Patrol crash investigation team and the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office. It was determined that Johns was intentionally struck while standing outside his vehicle by another vehicle driven by Jacob Bohlen, 38, of Greenwood.
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“Prior to Johns being struck by Bohlen, it was reported they had been in a verbal argument,” the Sheriff’s Office news release said.
Bohlen was arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter.