Former fire chief arrested for rape

Former Va. Fire Chief Billy Joe Carter allegedly raped a woman and is under investigation


By Chase Purdy
The Roanoke Times

BUCHANAN, Va. — Authorities on Saturday arrested a former chief of the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department on a charge he raped a woman, Botetourt County authorities said.

Billy Joe Carter, 35, of Buchanan is being held without bond at the Botetourt County Jail in Fincastle, said Botetourt Commonwealth's Attorney Joel Branscom. "There's still some further investigation that's going on," Branscom said.

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