MODESTO, Calif. — A 28-year-old Modesto man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly beat another man with a baseball bat.
According to a news release, deputies were sent to a mobile home park on S. 7th Street around 3:40 p.m. Sunday for a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.
Deputies got to the scene and detained 28-year-old Marcos Canal outside of his mobile home, and then found an unresponsive 71-year-old man who had been beaten in the head and neck with a baseball bat.
Investigators say Canal was identified by witnesses as the person responsible for the attack.
The release says detectives believe the attack was not random and that both men seem to have a prior history.
Canal was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and is on no-bail status. The man he attacked is on life support and charges could be enhanced.
Anyone who witnessed the alleged attack can call Detective Wyatt at 209-226-8467.
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