Deputies: Ore. suspect in goat sacrifice plot hit father in head with ax

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg man is in jail after deputies say he attacked his 73-year-old father with an ax, hitting him several times in the head.

The suspect, Hunter Goldberg, was also arrested last year in a case involving an alleged goat sacrifice plot.

Officials with the Douglas County Sheriff's office say they were called to a house in the 600 block of Rio Nes Lane, which is off of Sunshine Road east of Roseburg on Wednesday afternoon.

The call came after a woman reporting that her son had attacked her husband with an ax, and they were on the way to the hospital.

Authorities say that they spoke with the victim at Mercy Medical Center and learned that the alleged attacker was Hunter Chambers Goldberg, 24, who lived at the residence.

Officials say Josiah Paul Goldberg was sitting in his chair when his son came into the room and attacked him with the ax, striking him several times in the head.

Josiah was able to fight Hunter off and take the ax.

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After a standoff with police at the residence, Hunter was taken into custody.

Josiah was treated for what authorities say were severe facial lacerations.

He's currently lodged in the Douglas County Jail on first degree assault and attempted murder charges.

This isn't Hunter's first brush with the law, in late 2011, he was arrested for trying to steal a goat that he had allegedly wanted to sacrifice for the new year.