On Friday, March 23rd at approximately 8:15pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Northern Inyo Hospital for a patient that was dropped off at the Emergency Room with severe head and face trauma; injuries that are consistent with being beaten by a blunt object. The patient was stabilized and later flown out for further medical care.
The case is being handled as an attempted murder. Sheriff’s Investigations believe the incident took place the evening of the 23rd near Taboose and See Vee.
The suspect, Dakota Bever – a 29 year old Big Pine man – was arrested today in Lone Pine after a brief foot pursuit. He was booked at the Inyo County Jail on the following charges: Attempted Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Bail is set at $500,000.