Lebanon man arrested for murder after disturbance in homeless camp

A Lebanon man was arrested for second-degree murder and other crimes following a disturbance Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, Lebanon Police reported.

According to police, at approximately 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report of a disturbance at 3199 Burdell Blvd. in Lebanon. The person reporting the disturbance stated that there appeared to be yelling from a homeless encampment within the area of Burdell Boulevard involving what they believed to be two males.

Ronald Mowdy is accused of second-degree murder.

Officers responded to the area and located a deceased white adult male, whom police did not name. The second male involved was identified as Ronald Andrew Mowdy, 27, of Lebanon. Police said they would not name the victim as they are attempting to notify next of kin.

According to police, Mowdy has an extensive history with the Lebanon Police Department that involves thefts, trespassing, narcotics and disturbances, as well as outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Following an investigation, Mowdy was taken into custody without incident and charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and first-degree burglary.

This investigation is ongoing and police said there is no current danger to the community. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective James Glover (541-258-4326) or Detective Sergeant Ryan Padua (541-258-4325).