Murder Suspect Possibly Sighted

The person of interest in an alleged robbery at a 7-Eleven store is now wanted on a capital murder charge.

Richard Smith is wanted on three charges and is a person of interest in Wednesday's alleged robbery at a 7-Eleven store.

Mount Sidney -- UPDATE: Augsuta County deputies confirm that there was a report of a possible sighting of capital murder suspect Richard Smith at the Wal-mart in Luray Thursday morning. That is the last report of a sighting.

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The person of interest in an alleged robbery at a 7-Eleven store is now wanted on a capital murder charge.

Richard Smith, 47, is believed to be armed with two .38 caliber firearms, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say he shot and killed 80-year-old Richard Eugene Orebaugh in Mount Sidney Thursday. Deputes say Orebaugh was a family acquaintance of Smith.

Deputies responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 200 block of Grey Fox Road in Mt. Sidney. Deputies found Orebaugh and took him to the hospital. He died around 2 a.m.

Deputies then upgraded the charge from attempted murder to capital murder.

He could face the death penalty if convicted.

Smith stole Orebaugh's 2002 blue Ford Ranger extended cab truck with Virginia plates XWW1871, according to the sheriff's office.

Do not attempt to approach the vehicle if you see it. Instead, contact the Augusta County Sheriff's Office at 540-245-5333.

Truck similar to suspect vehicle


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