McMinnville couple stabbed multiple times by son during domestic argument on Friday Night

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McMinnville Police Dept.
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Monday, April 30, 2012
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On 04/27/2012 at approximately 8:36PM McMinnville Police were dispatched to 1609 SW Fellows St regarding a seriously injured male. Upon arrival it was quickly determined that the male had been stabbed multiple times. His wife had also been stabbed multiple times.

The male victim, Onorio Bravo Mojica (age 55) was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The female victim, Tomasa Cruz Leal (age 49) was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was identified as their 29 year old son, Martin Mojica Penaloza, who resided with them.

The area was checked and the suspect was not located at the scene. We later learned that the suspect had gone to a relative's residence. Officers responded to the location and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Martin Mojica Peneloza, Date of Birth 12/13/1982, of 1609 SW Fellows Street Apartment A, McMinnville was lodged at the Yamhill County Correctional Facility pending arraignment in Circuit Court for the following charges:
1 count - Attempted Murder (Measure 11) (SRA) $ 50,000.00
2 counts - Assault in the First Degree (Measure 11) (SRA) $100,000.00
2 counts - Domestic Menacing (SRA) $ 20,000.00
1 count - Unlawful Use of a Weapon (SRA) $ 7,500.00

At the time of this report, both victims are expected to survive the assault.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Detective Hugo Cerda at 503-435-5615.