Detectives identified the man suspected of stabbing a woman in a donut shop parking lot in early January. Yesterday, he was taken into custody at a northeast Modesto home.
At about 5:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, first responders were sent to Baker Boy Donuts in the 2000 block of Tully Road for a reported stabbing. Emergency medical personnel on scene provided aid to a 51-year-old victim before rushing her to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
During the investigation, officers learned the victim was walking to her car from the donut shop when she was approached by an unfamiliar man. Without warning, the man stabbed her multiple times and then fled through the parking lot on foot.
Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit assumed the investigation and after two months of diligent work, identified the suspect involved as 24-year-old Thomas Kelley. Yesterday, patrol officers received information on Kelley’s whereabouts that led them to a residence in the 300 block of E. Rumble Road. He was contacted at the home and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for attempted murder.
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