Husband saves woman from son’s violent attack

STOCKTON — A Weston Ranch woman might have been killed by her son Wednesday afternoon if her husband hadn’t shown up during the attack, authorities said.

The attack occurred about 4:20 p.m. when Armando Rodriguez, 38, showed up at his mother’s home in the 1200 block of Little Hale Place, a residential street off E.W.S. Woods Boulevard, and confronted his mother for unknown reasons, police said. Rodriguez grabbed an electrical cord and tried to strangle his mother, but she was able to remove the cord from her neck, officers said.

Rodriguez pushed his mother down and slammed her head into the floor just as her husband arrived, police said. Rodriguez fled the scene in a vehicle, but officers located him.

Rodriguez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, false imprisonment with violence and possession of a controlled substance, authorities said. He is being held without bail at the San Joaquin County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. today.

The woman’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

Authorities seek driver in fatal hit-and-run

LOCKEFORD — The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in its investigation into a fatal hit-and-run that occurred sometime Wednesday night east of Lockeford.

A 41-year-old man was walking north on North Tully Road south of East Kettleman Lane when he was struck by a passing motorist, the CHP said. The man died as a result of his injuries. Authorities have not released his name pending notification of family.

Investigators believe the vehicle that struck the man was traveling north on North Tully Road, but they don’t know what time it occurred, whether the vehicle veered off the roadway or if the victim was walking in the roadway, the CHP said.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, including any witnesses or anyone involved in the collision, is asked to call the Highway Patrol at (209) 938-4800.

Woman with stun gun, box cutter injures boy

STOCKTON — Police are searching for a woman who confronted a teenage boy with a box cutter and a stun gun early Thursday in west Stockton.

A 17-year-old boy was at a residence about 12:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Flora Street, just west of North Pershing Avenue and south of Victory Park, when the woman arrived and caused a disturbance, police said. The woman, armed with a stun gun and a box cutter, tried to force her way into the residence.

The boy sustained a minor stab wound during the altercation, police said. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police provided only a vague description of the woman, who was believed to be about 25 years old, authorities said.