Attack in Calaveras County leaves one dead, one injured

local@modbee.comJuly 10, 2013 

— Calaveras County officials are looking for a "person of interest" in an apparent attack at a rural home that left one person injured and another dead.

Details on the incident were scarce, but authorities said in a press release that deputies were called to a home in the 200 block of Stanley Road in West Point at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday.

The caller said two adults had been found unconscious and bleeding. One of them, a 45-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second, a 37-year-old woman, was taken to an area hospital. Their names were not released; investigators said the relationship between the victims had not been determined.

On Wednesday, authorities said they were looking for Gary F. McMahan, 31, for questioning in the case. He is described as 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes and a medium complexion. His head may be shaved, but he may alter his hair with a wig or by some other means. He is also known to have a goatee, but he may be clean shaven.

McMahan has two out-of-county felony warrants for his arrest and is considered armed and dangerous, authorities said.

Investigators ask anyone with information on the case or McMahan's whereabouts to call the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office at (209) 754-6500, or the anonymous tip-line at (209) 754-6030.

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