ROSEBURG, Ore. - A man struck in the head with a hatchet Monday is expected to survive his injuries, and deputies have taken one person into custody as the investigation continues.
At 2:45 p.m., Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from the 2100 block of Castle Avenue in the Green District, south of Roseburg.
When deputies arrived on scene, they found Jack Raymond Salberg, 27, of Roseburg, with a significant head injury.
The man was conscious and breathing when he was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center, but he was later transferred to Sacred Heart at RiverBend in Springfield.
Deputies found Brian Duane Rice, 42, who was being detained by people who were present during the disturbance.
Witnesses told police that Rice had struck Salberg with a baseball bat and a hatchet in the head during an argument.
Rice also had a warrant out for his arrest. He was taken into custody and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for the warrant, along with second degree assault.
Salberg was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning.
Sheriff's detectives are continuing the investigation.