LEBANON, Ore. – A suspect has been arrested, accused of murdering his mother on Tuesday.
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said dispatch received a hang-up call from a home on Old Mill Road outside Lebanon at about 10 p.m.
When dispatchers called back, a man reportedly answered the phone and someone was heard in the background yelling for help.
Deputies responded to the scene and found Kris Fiala, 54, with a knife in his hand, Yon said. Fiala reportedly spit blood in a deputy’s face. The man’s mother, 85-year-old Gladys Fiala, was found dead.
Fiala was taken to the Linn County Jail and charged with second-degree murder and aggravated harassment.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, contact detectives at 541-967-3950.