Crime

Family fight in Atwater leaves one man in serious condition

Tiffany Capri Caldwell, 33, of Turlock, was arrested on Sept. 15, 2018, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Atwater police say a 27-year-old man is in serious condition after being stabbed in the neck.
Tiffany Capri Caldwell, 33, of Turlock, was arrested on Sept. 15, 2018, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Atwater police say a 27-year-old man is in serious condition after being stabbed in the neck. Atwater Police Department

A family quarrel in Atwater left a 27-year-old man in serious condition after he was stabbed in the neck early Saturday.

Officers responded around 1:24 a.m. to reports of a fight in the 1100 block of Kelso Street, according to an Atwater police news release.

While en route to the scene, officers received reports of a man who was stabbed. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who was suffering from a serious stab wound to his neck, bleeding heavily.

The victim was flown to a trauma center in Modesto, where he underwent emergency surgery and remains in serious condition.

His identity has not been released.

The suspect, later identified as 33-year-old Tiffany Capri Caldwell of Turlock, fled the apartment before officers arrived. Atwater officers were able to locate Caldwell inside a nearby apartment a few hours later.

She was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Merced County Jail.

Jessica Johnson: 559-441-6051, @iamjesslj
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