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Man sought in El Dorado County baseball bat beating

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office seeks to identify a man accused of beating another man with a baseball bat on Mother Lode Drive, near the community of El Dorado, late Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies responded to the 5000 block of Mother Lode Drive, west of the Pleasant Valley Road intersection, about 5:50 p.m. regarding a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. A caller, who was not a party to the incident, stated that one man hit another man in the head with a baseball bat, then drove off.

Deputies found the victim,who was bleeding from the head. Medical aid was summoned, and the man was taken to the hospital with what deputies described as severe injuries.

Other deputies searched the area for the alleged assailant, who was reportedly driving a late 1980s or early 1990s white Isuzu pickup truck with a ladder in the back. He was described as white, in his 40s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds, with white hair and possibly a beard, and wearing a blue shirt and blue baseball cap.

Sheriff’s officials said the motive for the attack is unclear and under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect of suspect’s vehicle is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 621-5655, or email Callers can remain anonymous.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.