Mason City police say Tom Barlas Junior claimed to have killed the devil after allegedly stabbing his father Tom Senior to death two weeks ago. Police filed statements and accounts as well as a search warrant last week at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse.

According to an account filed by Mason City police officer Jeremy Ryal, he says Tom Junior told his mother Kathy that his father was Satan. Ryal’s statement says Tom Junior’s mother Kathy met Tom Junior in the garage at about 8:45 as she returned home, making the statements repeatedly about killing Satan.

Kathy then found her husband in the bedroom and immediately called police. Police captured Tom Junior a short distance away from the home, observing him with blood on his hands and on the front of his body. Officers then took him to the ground but had to use a tazer to subdue him.

Tom Barlas Junior is scheduled to be arraigned in Cerro Gordo County District Court on Monday August 12th on a charge of first-degree murder.

By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City