A Dickenson County man has been indicted by a grand jury for first-degree murder.
According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney, 53-year-old Charles Walter Reed of Clintwood, is accused of strangulation and concealment of a body.
Reed is accused of strangling Crystal Stanley and then burying her body in the front yard. Reed was then spotted and arrested two miles away.
The sheriff said Reed and Stanley were living together and there was no previous reports of domestic violence between them.
Red is being held without bond at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Haysi. He is due in court July 20.