Murder charge filed in Iola woman’s death: Son accused



January 19, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Iolan Brandon Walter Callahan, 34, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Lucretia Callahan, 55, following an incident at their Iola home.
Allen County Attorney Jerry Hathaway announced the charges in a press release late Wednesday afternoon.
Callahan was arrested Tuesday, and officers discovered his mother’s body in their home in the 10 block of West Edwards Street.
Callahan’s bond was set at $1 million, Hathaway said.
Callahan also is being charged with criminal use of a financial card and theft, Hathaway said.
Iola Police Chief Jared Warner said the other charges were related, but declined to comment further.
Police also have declined to list the cause of death.

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