El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini just announced a reward of up to $25,000 for information that results in the identification and apprehension of the suspect involved in the attempted shooting of an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy on October 17, 2014.
On October 17, 2014 at approximately 0800 hours, a Deputy working patrol found a truck in a turnout in the area of Cable Road and White Mountain Ranch Road. The Deputy set out on foot to investigate whether any criminal activity was occurring. While walking down a trail from the turnout the Deputy came in contact with a male subject. During this contact the male suspect refused to comply with verbal commands given by the Deputy. A physical struggle ensued between the suspect and Deputy. The suspect was able to retreat to his vehicle where he retrieved a handgun and fired it at the Deputy. The Deputy uninjured, returned fire however it is unknown if the suspect sustained any injuries
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’-1” to 6’-2” tall, weighing approximately 200-250 pounds, with a goatee, wearing a flannel shirt, dark pants and boots. The suspect was last seen driving away on Cable Road in a mid-1990’s to early 2000’s, white Dodge single cab truck without a license plate.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Detective James Peterson at (530) 642-4713 or Detective Ken Barber at (530) 642-4710.