The Turlock Police Department has arrested a Modesto man on a charge of attempted murder for allegedly running over a woman during a group brawl in downtown Turlock.
The suspect was identified as Larry Richard Lee, 20, of Modesto. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, and felony hit and run. He currently remains in custody in lieu of a 355,000 bail.
Lee's arrest stems from an incident that happened around 1 a.m. Sept. 8, 2019.
The Turlock Police Department dispatched officers to the area of N. Broadway and W. Main Street for a report of a large fight involving several people. Officers arrived on scene and located a female victim in the roadway who had been struck by a vehicle, which had immediately fled the area, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Parmley.
"The female victim was unconscious and was taken to a local area hospital and treated for multiple serious injuries," Parmley said.
Officers learned two groups had been involved in a large fight and that the driver, later identified as Lee, had been involved in the fight and allegedly drove his Honda sedan toward a group of people, striking the woman.
Detectives conducted additional interviews and were able to obtain surveillance footage from multiple downtown businesses that had captured the attack on video.
Through the course of the investigation, Lee was identified as the suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest in December 2019.
Around 6 p.m. Wednesday officers with the police department's Special Investigation Unit spotted Lee in the 2200 block of Annhurst Ave. in Turlock. A traffic stop was initiated and Lee was taken into custody without incident.
Turlock Police Detectives ask that anyone with information to call Detective Frank Navarro at (209) 664-7319. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling CrimeStoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.