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Deputies Jailed Young Man for Cutting Father with Knife in Wolf Creek Area

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office jailed a young man for seriously injuring his father with a knife during an altercation in Wolf Creek early yesterday.

The Sheriff's Office reports deputies arrested an 18-year-old man for the incident in the 1600-block of Old Highway 99 on Thursday at 10:58 a.m..

Deputies said they received a 9:35 a.m. call from a woman who reported her son was out of control and her husband had been cut. The caller said her husband and son got into a fight over the son being late for a community work crew. She said her son is on probation with Josephine County Community Corrections.

According to the report, the husband was upset over his son's continued drug use and showing up under the influence for his community service. The mother told dispatchers her son has been using cocaine and methamphetamine.

During the fight, the teenager grabbed a knife, threatened both his parents with it, and sliced his father in the shoulder and down his arm before locking himself in a trailer. The father was transported by ambulance to Three Rivers Medical Center where he received stitches for multiple slice wounds.

Deputies assisted the wounded man until medics arrived on scene and then placed the suspect into custody. He was transported to the Josephine County Jail where he was booked on charges of Felony 2nd-Degree Assault, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Probation Violation related to a past arrest for Riot. He was being held without bail.
Posted on 4/5/24 11:18AM by Sam Marsh