Christopher James Farmer was indicted by a Scott County grand jury this week on a charge of first degree murder in the death of Sirena Hale Flint.
Police say that at approximately 2:30 a.m. on March 30, Flint was located in a ditch along Route 65 in Clinchport. Flint, a mother of four, had sustained unspecified, life-threatening injuries and was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center, where she died less than a week later.
Scott County Commonwealth’s Attorney, Marcus McClung, told TimesNews that in addition to the first-degree murder charge, Farmer, age 28, faces six more felonies, including abduction, unauthorized use, felony murder, reckless driving while suspended causing a death, domestic violence (third offense) and aggravated involuntary manslaughter. He also faces three misdemeanors — DUI and two assault and battery charges.
Farmer is being held in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority in Haysi on a probation violation.
McClung said Flint and Farmer were in a relationship and Flint was a victim of a domestic violence.
Farmer will be arraigned within the next few days.