By CBSLA Staff

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Canyon Lake man faces charges of attempted murder, mayhem and elder abuse after calling 911 to report he tried to kill his mother with a hacksaw, authorities said.

(credit: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

Mark Vermillion, 61, is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday. He is being held without bail, according to Riverside County sheriff’s jail records.

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Riverside County sheriff’s officials say Vermillion called 911 last Thursday and told dispatchers he tried to murder his mother with a hacksaw. Deputies responding to the 30400 block of South Fork in Canyon Lake found the woman in the master bedroom with half of her right foot severed, according to authorities.

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The mother was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center, where she was last listed in stable condition, sheriff’s officials said.

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Authorities say the incident is still under investigation. Anyone with more information can call Investigator Andrade at (951) 245-3300.