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Pendleton Co. man allegedly shot, killed father

By Staff reports

A Pendleton County man was arrested Saturday evening, accused of killing his 83-year-old father with a shotgun.

West Virginia State Police, responding to a 911 call, found John Conway Smith, 83, dead of a shotgun wound at a home on Pike Gap Road in Circleville, according to a written statement from police. Smith's son, John William Smith, 54, also from Circleville, was arrested at the house and charged with first-degree murder. He is being held at Potomac Highlands Regional Jail.


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