Bellville man arrested for murder, arraigned Friday morning

Bellville man arrested for murder, arraigned Friday morning
(Source: Richland County Sheriff’s Office)

MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) said an arrest has been made in connection with a Wednesday night homicide.

Deputies responded to a home in the 1600 block of Frontier Trail around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday and found Austin Smiley dead from a single gunshot wound.

According to the RCSO, 28-year-old Jordan J. Skoog of Bellville has been charged with the murder of Smiley.

Skoog pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Mansfield Municipal Courtroom and bond was set at $1 million.

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