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Calaveras County Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

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Copperopolis, CA — A Copperopolis man is behind bars in what appears to be a stabbing incident.

No one was available for comment this morning from the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department. The Arrest Log shows deputies arrested 60-year-old John Mark Merritt at 10:22 p.m. Friday at a home on the 1000 block of Iroquois Circle.  The log lists the charge against Merritt as attempted murder.

There is no information listed as to the identity of the victim.  Yellow police tape remained up at the scene this morning, according to nearby residents. We will update this story as soon as more information comes into the new center.

  • Calaveras County Sheriff