Man in Hospital After Assault & Robbery in Motel Parking Lot

South Lake Tahoe- South Lake Tahoe Police arrested 2 men for assaulting a man at a local motel. The arrest happened on October 8. Officers responded to the El Nido Motel after someone saw a man being assaulted by two other
people on October 7. The victim, a 37 year old man from South Lake Tahoe, was transported to
Barton and later flown to Renown Hospital as a result of his injuries.

An investigation found 18-year-old Avery Ellis and 24-year-old Joshua Boyer stomped on the
victims heat and stole his firearm after the assault. Detectives got warrants for Ellis and Boyer,
charging Ellis with Robbery and Boyer with Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. They
were arrested later that night.

The firearm was found and the victim is recovering at Renown Hospital tonight. This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call SLTPD at (530) 542-6100 and reference case# 2010-0675.