Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on Tuesday, December 1, at 10:04 p.m., Linn County dispatch received a 911 hang-up call from a residence on Old Mill Road outside Lebanon.  When dispatch called the number back, a male answered the phone and a person could be heard in the background yelling for help. 

Deputies responded to the location and contacted Kris Fiala, 54, who had a knife in his hand.  Deputies detained Kris, who spit blood in a deputy’s face.  Deputies found Kris Fiala’s mother, Gladys Fiala, 85, deceased.  Kris Fiala was transported to the Linn County Jail and charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Aggravated Harassment.   

This investigation is on-going.  If you have any information on this case, please contact Detective John Lovik at (541)967-3950.