Report: Victim was stabbed to death in North Vernon murder

William Billy Smith. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Jail.

A victim in a North Vernon murder was stabbed to death, according to The Republic newspaper. Police told the newspaper that the victim in Tuesday’s attack knew his alleged attacker, 45-year-old William “Billy” Smith.

The victim’s body was found in a home in the 100 block of West Walnut Street. Smith was identified as a suspect and a search for him ended at about 6 Tuesday night after he fled from police through backyards near O&M Avenue.

Smith is being held in the Jennings County Jail on charges of murder, robbery, theft and possession of methamphetamine.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

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