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Lebanon man arrested for murder Wednesday
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Lebanon man arrested for murder Wednesday

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Police arrested Ronald Mowdy, 27, Wednesday on several charges including second-degree murder.

A Lebanon man was charged with murder in Linn County Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon.

Ronald Andrew Mowdy, 27, was charged with second-degree murder after the Lebanon Police Department announced his arrest Thursday morning.

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Lebanon police responded to a report of a disturbance at a homeless encampment shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Upon arriving at the scene, officers reportedly found a deceased white male, as well as Mowdy, who was arrested without incident. Police have yet to provide a specific cause of death.

Police said Mowdy has an extensive criminal history and had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The police are not releasing the identity of the deceased until the next of kin has been notified.

Police said there is no current danger to the community and asked anyone with information to contact Detective James Glover at 541-258-4326, or Detective Sgt. Ryan Padua at 541-258-4325.

K. Rambo can be contacted at 541-812-6091 or k.rambo@lee.net. Follow on Twitter via @k_rambo_.

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