MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — The man accused of killing his mother with a sword was booked into the Metro Jail on Jan. 19.
Damien Winslow Washam, 23, was detained after he allegedly stabbed and killed his mother 61-year-old Helen Nettles Washam. Washam’s uncle and brother were also injured during the assault.
Washam led deputies on a chase through Highway 158 where he was eventually stopped by spike strips. Washam ran from officers but was later tased by a deputy and taken to a hospital for his injuries.
During a search of Washam’s car, deputies also found the sword used in the stabbings.
Washam now faces charges of murder, attempted murder, assault, attempt to elude and possession of marijuana.