Throat slashing victim found on You Bet Road out of hospital |

Throat slashing victim found on You Bet Road out of hospital

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating an assault on a man that initially was reported as a mountain lion attack.

Officers had responded around 5:40 p.m. on Dec. 9 to You Bet Road a passerby found a 50-year-old man by the side of the road with a 6-inch cut to his throat.

The initial reports to patrol deputies indicated the injury was the result of a mountain lion attack.

But a joint investigation between the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife found that claim to be unsubstantiated.

The victim was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center in critical condition, and remained at the hospital for at least a week.

On Tuesday, Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Jakobs said the man had been released from the hospital and was still recuperating.

A warrant was served at the man’s residence and evidence was collected.

“It is clear there was an assault,” Jakobs said, but declined to provide any further information.

Jakobs urged anyone with information about the assault to contact the sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at 530-265-1263.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-3236 or by email at

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