Erik John Meiser, 37, wanted in the stabbing death of Frederick "Fritz" Hayes, 57, of the Lake Oswego area, was arrested Saturday afternoon as he was walking near a Super 8 Motel just east of downtown Corvallis, The (Portland) Oregonian reported.
Meiser was being held in solitary confinement at the Clackamas County Jail pending a Monday arraignment hearing in circuit court on a charge of aggravated murder.
The Oregonian said Meiser has no previous arrests in Oregon but that he also was wanted for aggravated assault and a weapons violation in a Sept. 8 case in Ogden, Utah, and records show he's been arrested on a variety of often violence-related charges in 10 states in the past 23 years.
Police have said it appeared the Monday morning home invasion attack, in which Hayes' 56-year-old wife Margaret was not injured, was random, the newspaper said.
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