Police have confirmed that the severed head of a woman brought into an OR grocery store before a stabbing belonged to the mother of the suspect.
Webb is now in custody at the Clackamas County Jail where he could be facing charges of attempted murder and murder. Covered in blood, the suspect then entered the Thriftway carrying a human head, and approached Wagner with a large "kitchen-type" knife, the AP reported.
"That's why he was transported to the hospital". He was identified by police as 66-year-old Michael Wagner. He is expected to survive. The suspect and stabbed grocery store employee have both been hospitalised.
An Oregon man from Clackamas County, Joshua Lee Webb, 36, of Colton, who allegedly killed his mother on Mother's Day, then walked into the Harvest Market Thriftway grocery store in Estacada, carrying what witnesses said looked like a decapitated human head in one hand and eight-inch-long knife in the other one.
The man suspected of killing a woman and then carrying a severed head into an OR grocery store and stabbing a checkout clerk has been identified as 36-year-old Joshua Lee Webb.
Deputies said he killed his mother, 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb. They lived together on South Elwood Road in Colton. Her son was booked on charges of murder and attempted murder.
Sandy provides police services for Estacada, which has just 2,600 residents.
Responding deputies, Oregon State Police and Molalla police said a woman's body was found at the scene. "He didn't say anything after he was subdued", Roberts said, adding that at one point before he was arrested the man told someone he was thirsty.
Police say a man carrying what appeared to be a human head stabbed an employee at a grocery store in OR, and authorities later found a woman's body at a home.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says the incidents east of Portland are connected. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Nate Thomas confirmed that her head was recovered at the Thriftway market.
KPTV reports that the victim was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.
At 2:35 p.m., a 911 caller reported finding a woman who appeared to be dead inside a home in the 25000 block of Elwood Road in Colton, about 10 miles from the store. The employee's last name has not been released yet.