Scott Co. grand jury indicts man in Dickenson Co. woman’s murder

Christopher J. Farmer

SCOTT COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Scott County, Va., confirmed a man was indicted on multiple charges Monday, including first-degree murder, in connection to the death of a Dickenson County, Va. woman who was found along a road in the Clinchport community on March 30.

According to Commonwealth’s Attorney for Scott County, Va. Marcus McClung, Christopher James Farmer, 28, was indicted by a Scott County grand jury Monday in Circuit Court, following an investigation into the death of Sirena L. Flint, 33, of Dickenson County, Va.

Earlier reports said Flint was discovered along Route 65 around 2:30 a.m. in a ditch on March 30.

Flint was taken to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, where she later died on April 4.

According to an earlier Virginia State Police news release, Flint’s body was taken to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke, Va. for an autopsy and examination.

McClung did not comment on the specifics of the relationship between Farmer and Flint, but said Flint was a victim of domestic abuse and said she was either a family member or a household member of Farmer.

Farmer was indicted on charges of:

  • First-degree murder
  • One count of aggravated involuntary manslaughter
  • Felony murder
  • Driving recklessly while under suspension that causes a death
  • Assault and battery of a family member or household member – 3rd offense
  • Driving under the influence
  • Two counts of assault and battery
  • Unauthorized use of a vehicle
  • Abduction

Farmer was already being held in the Haysi Regional Jail in Haysi, Va., without bond on a violation of probation charge out of Dickenson County, Va.

His arraignment date in Scott County court has not yet been set.

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