Deputies: Man killed mother, walked into grocery store with her head, stabbed employee

Joshua Webb. (Clackamas County Jail)

ESTACADA, Ore. (KATU) - Deputies say a 36-year-old man killed his mother and then walked into an Estacada grocery store carrying her head on Mother's Day.

READ MORE | Deputies: Reports of man 'holding human head' at Estacada store, employee stabbed

Police were called to the Harvest market Thriftway store on North Broadway around 2:15 p.m. Witnesses said they saw a man covered in blood, carrying a knife and what appeared to be a human head.

That man then stabbed a Thriftway employee several times. Witnesses helped hold down the suspect until first responders arrived.

Clackamas County sheriff's deputies say Joshua Webb killed his mother, 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb, at her Colton home earlier in the day before heading over to Thriftway. Deputies confirmed he had cut off his mother's head and brought it to the store with him.

"There's no motivation that we know at this time that we can talk about. And I don't know what would motivate anyone to do this. But detectives are going to work on that and try to get to the bottom of that," Sgt. Nate Thompson with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said.

Webb was booked at Clackamas County Jail Monday on attempted murder and murder charges.

"Very unfortunate but the other side of it, it's, you know, a sign of the times. Unfortunately, there's a lot of problems in the world and, unfortunately, that's coming home," neighbor Mike Hattan said.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off