Dayton man accused of murder pleads not guilty

Mark Shoecraft, Jr.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man accused of murdering another pleaded not guilty in a Montgomery County courtroom Thursday.

Mark Shoecraft, Jr., 38, was arraigned for two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault with a deadly weapon, felonious assault causing serious harm and other weapons and drug charges.

Dayton police said Shoecraft shot and killed Eric Raglin, 30, in the 200 block of Basswood Ave. on Jan. 31. Police found Raglin dead inside a vehicle.

Police identified Shoecraft as the person who shot and killed Raglin. Officers and the SWAT Team took Shoecraft into custody on Feb. 1, after a three-hour standoff. Police said the murder was the result of a drug deal.

Shoecraft is in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1,000,000 bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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