3 people stabbed in seemingly random attacks across Oxford; suspect in custody

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Oxford stabbing suspect in custody
Three people were stabbed at different locations across Oxford on Monday morning.

OXFORD, N.C. (WTVD) -- Three people, including a county employee, were stabbed at different locations across Oxford on Monday morning.

Oxford Police Department identified Myliek Hykeem Webb, 21, as the man responsible for the stabbings.

It all began around 7:30 a.m. on Belle Street near Granville County Administration Offices. Investigators said Webb, who is now in custody, stabbed a government employee at that location.

Next, Webb went to the Walmart Supercenter located off Lewis Street and the McDonald's located at the corner of MLK Jr. Avenue and East Industry Drive; he stabbed one person at each location, police said.

All of the stabbing victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Oxford Police Department and Granville County Sheriff's Office received information about the suspect's vehicle. They quickly located the vehicle on Interstate 85 South and started chasing after it.

Webb was in custody less than 45 minutes after the first 911 call came in.

The identities of the victims have not been released. The conditions of the three victims have stabilized, authorities said.

As for motive, it remains early in the investigation, but investigators said each stabbing appeared to be random.

"It was just somebody may have had a bad day, may have been a mental health crisis, but we're working diligently with the DA's office and local law enforcement to find out what occurred," Granville County Sheriff Robert Fountain Jr. said.

Court documents obtained by ABC11 show that Webb was arrested at the same Walmart in June. He was out on bail pending a court hearing.

Webb is being held at the Granville County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in court July 24.