At 5:32 p.m. on July 14, El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report on Wentworth Springs Road in Georgetown that a male suspect and female suspect had “worked together in beating up their landlord,” according to the Sheriff’s daily log.
The male suspect attempted to run over Jack Podsebley, 53, multiple times with what Lt. Tim Becker called a “trike” or a “three-wheeled ATV.” He suffered “minor scrapes and contusions,” Becker said.
Thomas Hazelwood, 53, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and property damage. He is being held on $50,000 bail. The female suspect was not arrested.
Podsebley had served the duo a three-day eviction notice, Becker said. He said that he could “only speculate” that this was the cause of the assault. He also noted the report was a “he said, she said” narrative, with Hazelwood and the female suspect claimed that Podsebley had first come after them in a vehicle of his own. “We’ll let the courts handle it,” Becker said.