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Suspects arrested in double stabbing attack
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The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the Turlock Police Department, has arrested a man and a woman in connection with two stabbings at a south Modesto mobile home park.

The first suspect, Phillip Turley, 53, was identified and arrested on the morning of Nov. 23 after returning to the mobile home park following the attack on Nov. 22, according to the sheriff’s department.

Investigators later identified Alisha Gomes, 28, as an additional suspect in the attack. Gomes was arrested Saturday in Stockton.

Turley and Gomes were both arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and burglary.

At 9:16 a.m. Nov. 22 the sheriff’s department and the Modesto Police Department responded to a 911 call of an assault at the Country Western Mobile Home Park located at 4449 S. Carpenter Road in Modesto.

When deputies and officers arrived they found two victims with stab wounds — a 54-year-old woman and a 56-year-old man. Both were transported to the emergency room and are expected to survive, according to the sheriff’s department.

Turlock Police detectives responded to the scene to work the investigation due to the funeral for Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Wallace. They developed suspect information identifying Turley as a result of their investigation and requested a search warrant.

Around 6 a.m. Nov. 23 the sheriff’s department received another 911 call from a resident at the mobile home park. The caller stated Turley was back at the mobile home park. Deputies responded and took Turley into custody.

Anyone with information on this investigation should call Turlock Police Detective Frank Navarro at 664-7319.

Callers can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing Tip704; plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.