Vancouver Police investigate stabbing

Suspect charged with first degree attempted murder of mother

VANCOUVER — A man accused of stabbing his mother appeared in Clark County Superior Court Monday morning.


Brian C. Toombs, 28, was arrested for Attempted Murder I-DV and was booked into the Clark County Jail after Vancouver Police responded to a residence in the 13100 block of SE Angus Street Friday at 4:54 p.m. A male had reported to dispatch that he had stabbed his mother.


When officers arrived, they were able to detain the male caller (Toombs) without incident. Officers located Sonya L. Toombs, 57, in the living room. She had multiple stab wounds around her face and neck and was transported to an area hospital where she remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.


The investigation by the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit and Domestic Violence Unit is continuing and there is nothing further to release at this time.

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