Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on Wednesday, November 18, at 9:48 a.m., dispatch received the report of a stabbing in the 3900 block of Highway 226 near Scio. The caller reported seeing blood coming out of a door and described a male walking away from the area.
Deputies responded and located Ryan Mooney, 45, walking from the area. Mooney matched the description given by witnesses. Soon after, Santiam Hospital reported a male was seeking medical attention with a stab wound to the neck. Kevin Vaughn, 37, arrived at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives served a search warrant at the residence and continue to process evidence, collect witness statements and investigate the incident. Mooney was taken into custody and lodged at the Linn County Jail for Assault I and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Anyone with information related to the investigation is encouraged to call Detective John Lovik II with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (541-967-3950).