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Man charged with murder in Lebanon homeless camp death

Ronald Andrew Mowdy

Lebanon Police responded to a disturbance call at a Lebanon homeless camp on Wednesday morning and found one man dead.

Posted: Feb 25, 2021 11:26 AM

LEBANON, Ore. – A man has been charged with murder in connection with a death at a homeless camp in Lebanon on Wednesday morning.

Ronald Andrew Mowdy, 27, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Linn County Circuit Court. He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday at 3 p.m.

Lebanon police responded to a disturbance call at 3199 Burdell Blvd., in Lebanon at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday. The person reporting the disturbance said two men were yelling inside a homeless camp in the area.

Police responded and found one man dead. His identity has not been released while police try to locate his family.

Police said Mowdy has an extensive criminal history with the Lebanon Police Department that includes thefts, trespassing, narcotics and disturbances, as well as outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Police are still investigating what happened, but said there is no ongoing threat to the community.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective James Glover at 541-258-4326 or Detective Sergeant Ryan Padua at 541-258-4325.

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