California man, 23, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at Lake Tahoe
UPDATE: 3:23 p.m. Friday
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and#8212; A California man was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder, felony battery and hit-and-run after he allegedly struck a woman with his Jeep during a late-night brawl near a bar on Lake Tahoeand#8217;s North Shore.
According to a press release from Washoe County Sheriffand#8217;s Office Deputy Armando Avina, Luke Craig, 23, was arrested Friday at an unidentified location in Incline Village without incident.
According to an earlier WCSO press release, officers responded to a call of about 20 people fighting and throwing glass bottles at about 2:22 a.m. Friday near Rookies Sports Bar, located at 930 Tahoe Blvd.
Upon WCSO arrival, it was discovered a woman had allegedly been struck by a black Jeep Wrangler. Craig, who officers believe was driving the Wrangler, allegedly fled the scene; the Jeep was located a short distance away, without a driver.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the press release.
and#8220;We have made contact with the family of the female and#8212; she is doing better,and#8221; Avina said in a follow-up interview Friday. and#8220;Luckily, we did not have a fatal accident last night.and#8221;
Friday morning, WCSO detectives interviewed witnesses and were asking for the publicand#8217;s assistance in identifying a suspect. Their investigation led them to Craigand#8217;s location in Incline Village.
He was transported to the Washoe County Detention Facility in Reno, where he was booked on the felony charges of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon, and hit and run causing injury. His bail is set at $88,000.
Avina said Craig was likely visiting the area with friends currently enrolled at Chico St. University; however, Craigand#8217;s driverand#8217;s license lists his residence as Vallejo, Calif., hence the designation by law enforcement as him being a and#8220;California resident.and#8221;
An arraignment or court date has not yet been set, Avina said.
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