Courtney Johnson, the woman accused of stabbing her mother at a dental office in west Olympia, was arrested Tuesday in Albany, Oregon, according to Olympia police.
She was taken into custody for an unrelated offense, and law enforcement there discovered the warrant for her arrest in Olympia. As of Thursday, Johnson was still in the Linn County Jail.
Johnson was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of third degree theft, Albany police Capt. Brad Liles said Thursday. He didn’t have a narrative of her arrest, but said it could be shoplifting or a dine-and-dash situation.
The Linn County Jail roster also shows that she is facing charges of first-degree assault and providing false information to a police officer.
It was not clear Thursday when Johnson might be transferred back to Washington state.
Her 57-year-old Olympia mother was found unconscious with multiple stab wounds on the afternoon of Feb. 25 inside a dental office in the 1800 block of Cooper Point Road Southwest. She initially was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital and later flown to Harborview.
The stabbing victim worked at the office and was found by the dentist who runs the practice, Olympia Police Lt. Sam Costello said.
She was taken to Harborview in critical condition, but her condition later improved to satisfactory.