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Posted on: October 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Attempt Murder/ Mayhem



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Attempt Murder/ Mayhem
Station Area:Canyon Lake
Written Date:October 9, 2020Time:1:00 PM
Incident Date:October 8, 2020Time:3:00 PM
Incident Location:30400 block of South Fork, Canyon Lake
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):CN202820008


Mark Vermillion

On October 8, 2020, deputies responded to the 30400 block of South Fork, in Canyon Lake, after receiving a call from Mark Vermillion (61 years of age), who said he had just attempted to murder his mother with a hacksaw.

Upon arrival, deputies located the victim in the master bedroom with half of her right foot severed.  Deputies immediately performed life saving measures. The victim was transported to the Inland Valley Medical Center and listed in stable condition.  Deputies detained Vermillion at the scene. 

Mark Vermillion was transported to the Cois Byrd Detention Center and booked on charges of attempted murder, mayhem and elder abuse.

This is an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Andrade at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members.  Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

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