Baseball Bat Assault on Mother Lode

On 04/22/2015 at about 5:50 PM, the Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault with a deadly weapon that had just occurred in the 5800 Block of Mother Lode Drive west of Placerville near the intersection of Mother Lode Drive and Pleasant Valley Road. The uninvolved caller stated an adult male just hit another adult male in the head with a baseball bat and drove off. The suspect was reportedly driving a late 80’s to early 90’s white Isuzu pickup truck with a ladder in the back. The suspect was described as a white male adult, in his 40’s, about 5’ 8” tall, weighing about 160 lbs., with white hair and possibly a beard, and wearing a blue shirt and blue baseball cap.

Deputies arrived and located the victim who was bleeding from his head while other responding deputies searched for the suspect vehicle. Medics were summoned to treat the injured victim and he was later transported to the hospital. His head injuries were described by deputies as severe.

Sheriff’s Detectives were summoned to the scene. The motive behind this vicious attack is unclear and is under investigation. Anyone having information regarding the suspect or suspect vehicle is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 621-5655 or email a crime tip to Callers can remain anonymous if they wish.

Lt. Tom Murdoch