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Deputies ID murder, stabbing suspect accused of carrying severed head into Estacada store

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ESTACADA, OR (KPTV) -

Deputies have identified the murder suspect accused of killing his mother, carrying her severed head into an Estacada grocery store and then stabbing an employee.

Joshua Lee Webb, 36, of Colton, was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder.

Deputies said he killed his mother, 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb. They lived together on South Elwood Road in Colton. 

Investigators said Joshua Webb is also connected to a stabbing Sunday at the Estacada Harvest Market Thriftway at 280 S. Broadway. 

A 911 caller told dispatchers a man covered in blood entered the store carrying what looked like a severed human head and a knife.

Deputies received another call saying the man had stabbed an employee and the suspect was being held down by other store employees.

The stabbing victim was flown to the hospital in critical condition. He was identified by police as 66-year-old Michael Wagner.

Police said Wagner was out of surgery Monday morning and expected to make a full recovery. 

The suspect was also taken to the hospital before being booked into jail. 

People in Estacada said the store employee was well-liked and had many friends. The community is heartbroken. 

"He is just a really great guy. He is just someone who says hi and hello, he is happy to see you every time you walk in the store, you know, he is just an all-around nice guy," said Edith Karlin, who has known Wagner for years. "Mike...we all love you get well soon." 

One of Wagner's neighbors told FOX 12 he has known him for nearly two decades and says he has a kind soul and is a very nice neighbor.

Investigators said the stabbing was connected with a death investigation in Colton, a small community about 15 minutes southwest of Estacada.

Deputies received a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. Sunday from a person who said a woman had been found dead inside a home in the 25000 block of Elwood Road.

Responding deputies, Oregon State Police and Molalla police said a woman's body was found at the scene.

The suspect and victim were identified Monday afternoon as Joshua Webb and Tina Webb. Investigators said Joshua Webb was carrying his mother's severed head when he stabbed Wagner at the grocery store. 

Joshua Webb's only criminal history was a conviction on the charge of unlawful use of metal objects on tires in 2000, according to court records. 

He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon. 

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