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Augusta Deputies Searching for Murder Suspect

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Richard Clay Smith Richard Clay Smith
Smith's vehicle is similar to this photo, courtesy of the Augusta County Sheriff's Office Smith's vehicle is similar to this photo, courtesy of the Augusta County Sheriff's Office
Richard Clay Smith, photos courtesy of Augusta County Sheriff's Office Richard Clay Smith, photos courtesy of Augusta County Sheriff's Office
Andrea Mullan Andrea Mullan

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office wants people to be on the lookout for Richard Clay Smith. He is wanted for murder in Augusta County, is on the loose, and considered armed and dangerous.

Authorities say he shot 80-year-old Richard Orebaugh Thursday in Mount Sydney and stole several firearms. Orebaugh died Friday morning at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Authorities also say Smith is an acquaintance of the victim's family.

Smith has a tattoo of Jesus on his right arm, and a dragon on the left. He may be driving Orebaugh's truck. It's a blue Ford ranger with a tag number XWW-1871.

Rockingham County sheriff's deputies are looking for Smith's girlfriend, Andrea Mullan, who's believed to have assisted him in a crime spree. Mullan has two outstanding felony warrants for fraud/illegal use of a credit card.

Sheriff's deputies say if you do see Smith, do not approach him and call 911.

Augusta County Sheriff's Office Press Release

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office has upgraded charges for suspect; Richard Clay Smith. The victim passed at approximately 02:00 this morning. Suspect, Richard Clay Smith, age 47, brown hair, blue eyes, is considered armed and dangerous. Suspect may have a .38 caliber and a .380 caliber firearm in his possession.

Deputies responded to the 200 block of Grey Fox Road, Mt. Sidney for a welfare check. Upon arrival a shooting victim was discovered. The victim, Richard Eugene Orebaugh, age 80, was transported to University Medical Center by helicopter. The victim is a family aquantance of the suspect.

Richard Clay Smith is from the Weyers Cave area of Augusta County. The suspect stole the victims 2002 Blue Ford Ranger extended cab truck. Vehicle registration is XWW-1871.

Additional charges are pending. Do not attempt to approach the suspect; call law enforcement immediately if the vehicle is spotted.

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