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Two sought in connection to stabbing
Norberto Martinez
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department has identified two men as persons of interest in the case of a stabbing that occurred in Salida on Sunday.
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, said sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Winter. Both Norberto Martinez and Severiano Martinez are considered armed and dangerous.
A woman and her boyfriend were stabbed early Sunday morning at a residence in Salida. According to the sheriff’s department, the woman’s estranged husband, Miguel Ivan Tamayo Martinez, 31, came to the home and began arguing with the woman. The argument escalated and Miguel Martinez allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the woman. The boyfriend was cut on his hands and face when he tried to restrain Martinez and protect the woman, the sheriff’s department reported.
The woman was transported to a hospital and underwent surgery for her wound. The sheriff’s department said she was in stable condition and is expected to recover from the trauma.
The boyfriend was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital.
Miguel Martinez surrendered to the sheriff’s department on Sunday evening. He was booked into Stanislaus County Jail on multiple charges, including assault with a deadly weapon.
Detectives believe Norberto Martinez and Severiano Martinez accompanied Miguel Martinez when he went to the victim’s house in Salida. There is also a possibility that the two men assaulted the victim’s boyfriend. It’s believed the two men are related to Miguel Martinez.
Anyone who witnesses Norberto Martinez and Severiano Martinez in public should immediately call 911.  
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective McQueary at 525-7099. Callers can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward.
To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.