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Two suspects sought in attack on couple

Stanislaus County sheriff's detectives are on the lookout for two men believed to have been involved in a Salida stabbing last weekend that sent a man and woman to the hospital, authorities said.

The two are identified as Norberto Martinez, 29, and Severiano Martinez, 40. Both are homeless and are known to frequent the Turlock and west Modesto areas, according to Deputy Andrew Winter.

They are considered armed and dangerous.

It appears the two are related to Miguel Ivan Tamayo Martinez, 31, who surrendered to authorities Sunday evening. The stabbing incident was reported to the Sheriff's Department at 12:42 a.m.

Miguel Ivan Tamayo Martinez apparently arrived at a residence in the 4800 block of Wallasey Way and argued with his wife. The argument became physical, and the woman was stabbed, Lt. Mario Cisneros said. Her boyfriend was injured as he tried to intervene and restrain the husband.

The boyfriend was treated at a Modesto hospital and released. The woman had surgery. Cisneros said the woman was in stable condition at a Modesto hospital.

Detectives believe Norberto Martinez and Severiano Martinez accompanied Miguel Ivan Tamayo Martinez when he went to the victim's house, Winter said. There is a possibility the two men assaulted the victim's boyfriend.

Anyone who sees the suspects should immediately call 911. Those with information about this case are encouraged to call Detective McQueary at 525-7099.

Tipsters can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" and a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

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