HARRISONBURG — Weyers Cave murder suspect Richard Clay Smith has confessed to an armed robbery of a Family Dollar in Parkesburg, Pa., a police official there said.
Smith, 47, was caught Tuesday in Page County after a massive, multi-state manhunt since he is alleged to have shot his former father-in-law in Mount Sidney on Aug. 28. Police first sought him in connection with the Aug. 27 armed robbery of the 7-Eleven convenience store in Penn Laird.
Detective Craig Yeckley of the Parkesburg Police Department said Smith admitted to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office of robbing the store in his town. According to police, a man entered the Parksburg Family Dollar on Sunday afternoon and demanded money at gunpoint before fleeing in a dark-colored pickup truck.
Descriptions of the man and truck match Smith and the vehicle he is suspected of stealing from his father-in-law after the shooting.