Wise County Press Release Looking Back Part Three

Wise County is looking ahead to 2019. Wise County’s Commonwealth Attorney Chuck Slemp, has several cases set to be heard in the coming year such as:
Samantha Rae Dennis, age 38 of Coeburn, scheduled for sentencing on January 23rd for the 2016 murder of Rebecca Williams Starling.
Larry Leon Fields, age 68 of Dante, scheduled for trial January 28th on murder charges.
Dr. Michael B. Ford, age 74 of Big Stone Gap, scheduled for trial on January 29th for prescription fraud and drug charges.
Brian Patrick Williams, age 36 of Pound, scheduled for trial on January 30th for attempted murder charges.
Jonathan Eric Smith, age 38 of Norton, scheduled for trial on January 30th for attempted murder charges.
Jeffrey David Rolen, age 66 of Wise, scheduled for sentencing on March 11th for seven counts of indecent liberties with a child.
2019 is an election year for local constitutional officers. Despite being focused on public safety efforts in court and the community, Slemp is planning an announcement in the next few months concerning his campaign for reelection.
Slemp said, “I will be making an announcement very soon about my plans to seek a second term as Commonwealth’s Attorney. It has been an incredible honor to serve my community in this position and we have worked very hard to make a difference over the past three years. However, there is still more work to be done and I look forward to continuing my efforts to keep Wise County and the City of Norton a safer place to live, work, and raise a family.”

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