Murder charge filed against Wise County man

Joshua Blake Smith

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — A man has been charged with murder, as a homicide investigation continues in Wise County.

Very few details about the case have been released, but Joshua Blake Smith, 31, has been charged with second-degree murder, abduction, solicitation of another to conceal a dead body, and other charges.

No other information has been released.

The Big Stone Gap Police Department is handling the investigation.