Cumberland Times-News

October 7, 2013

Fatal shooting in Pendleton County - 10/08

Cumberland Times-News

— CIRCLEVILLE, W.Va. — An 83-year-old Circleville man was fatally wounded and his son was charged following a shooting Saturday in Circleville.

West Virginia State Police said John Conway Smith was found deceased at 1674 Pike Gap Road as the result of a shotgun wound.

Probable cause was developed to arrest the victim’s son, John William Smith, 54, Circleville, on a charge of first-degree murder.

The arrest was made at the scene without incident.

Smith remained jailed Monday at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in Augusta without bond following arraignment in Pendleton County Magistrate Court.