Detectives arrested a man Wednesday who had driven from Florida to South Lake Tahoe in an alleged stalking case involving threats against a victim’s life, authorities said.
Donald Martin, of Ormond Beach, Florida, was taken into custody Wednesday night by detectives with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and South Lake Tahoe police, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
Martin was led to believe he was meeting the victim at a restaurant in South Lake Tahoe, the news release said. Instead, he was met by detectives, who located a small, loaded firearm in his pocket, authorities say.
Sheriff’s detectives in Placerville started an “around the-clock investigation” Monday looking into the alleged interstate stalking and “credible and serious threats” against the victim’s life, according to the news release.
Martin is being held in the El Dorado County jail for stalking, with bail set at $60,000.