Jeffrey C. Smith Jr.(Carroll County Sheriff’s Office) Jeffrey C. Smith Jr., 22, of the 100 block of Larkhill Court, was arrested in Carroll County on Monday on charges of being a fugitive from justice out of Berkeley County, West Virginia, where he faces charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, according to court documents and police.

Westminster resident Heather Grogg, 33, and Taneytown resident Danielle Tyler, 18, had information about the killing of Taneytown resident Jonathan Riddle , charging documents state. Grogg was shot twice and killed by a man named Jeff Smith on April 6 in Falling Waters, West Virginia, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Berkeley County against April Lynn Braner, 37, who is also charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office picked up Smith from the Carroll County Detention Center on Wednesday morning, according to Dougherty and Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees.

The warrant for Smith was approved by the Berkeley County prosecutor and was issued by the Berkeley County magistrate, Dougherty said. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office brought him to Berkeley County, according to Dougherty. As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dougherty said Smith had yet to be committed to a West Virginia jail, but that he would be later that day. Dougherty did not immediately respond to requests for comment later in the day seeking to confirm that Smith was committed.

Westminster resident David Sanford Jr., who is also charged in the death of Riddle, used a plastic […]

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