District Attorney

Doug Sentell, SLTPD



Domenic RandolphOn 1/30/16, 40 year old Dennis Wright was shot to death in the parking lot of the Beverly Lodge in South Lake Tahoe during a drug deal-turned robbery/murder. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department has been joined by investigators from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, the El Dorado County DA’s Office, and SLEDNET while investigating this case in several jurisdictions. This morning, with the help of the United States Marshall’s Service, the Houston and Humble Texas Police Departments and the Harrison County Texas Sheriff’s Office, investigators from SLTPD and the El Dorado County DA’s Office located and arrested 22 year old Domenic Seanlee Randolph, in Harrison County, Texas.  He has been charged with murder and booked into the Harrison County Jail in Houston.

Prior to this morning’s arrest of Domenic Randolph, investigators had already found and arrested these suspects:

  • Tristan Demond Batten, (charged with murder)
  • Harvest Cyle Davidson, (charged with murder)   

The investigation remains active and progresses on a daily basis.  We anticipate the arrest of additional outstanding suspects related to this case.  Therefore the public release of other information, in terms of the specific roles and actions these arrestees took in the case, would jeopardize the furtherance of our investigation.  We request our public’s patience in this.  Nevertheless we want our public to know that more arrests are being made, and that this case continues to take our investigators to a number of distant locations.  The murder weapon in this case has not yet been recovered.  Therefore, outstanding suspects in this case are considered armed and dangerous.Dion Vaccaro

 Dion Jermaine Randolph Vaccoro, 26 years old, 6’-0”/200lbs from Vallejo, CA. remains an outstanding murder suspect in this case.  Investigators are identifying not only the individuals involved in the homicide, but those who are assisting and harboring them. We are intentionally withholding additional information at this time in order to preserve the integrity of this ongoing investigation.  

Anyone who may have with information related to this case is strongly encouraged to call the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 530-542-6100 or Lake Tahoe Secret Witness at 530-541-6800