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Domestic violence suspect detained by Cameron Park neighbor

Casey James Schumacher
Casey James Schumacher Booking photo, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

A man accused of domestic violence was arrested Tuesday night after he left the Cameron Park residence where the alleged incident occurred and broke into a neighbor’s house, El Dorado County sheriff's officials said.

Deputies responded about 10:45 p.m. to a 911 call reporting that a person had been shot at a house in the 3000 block of Montclair Road. Several more 911 calls were received from other residents in the area reporting a possible domestic disturbance at the same house. Callers told of hearing screaming, glass breaking and possibly gunfire, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

A number of deputies responded to the area and contacted several adults and children at the house where the trouble was reported as well as at a neighboring residence. Deputies quickly found that a domestic violence incident had occurred in which a knife was used, sheriff’s officials said. Further investigation determined that no one had been shot.

The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Casey James Schumacher, had fled the residence and broken into a neighbor’s house, sheriff’s officials said. He was confronted by the armed homeowner, who held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

Schumacher was arrested on suspicion of inflicting corporal injury, assault with a deadly weapon, felony vandalism, false imprisonment and criminal trespassing. He was booked into El Dorado County jail and was being held in lieu of $500,000.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy