Man charged in death of woman

Wythe County SheriffFrom Wythe County Sheriff’s Office

On May 4, 2023 at 3:45 A.M., the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office received a call in the 1300 block of Lots Gap Road about an unconscious female.

The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office and Lead Mines Rescue arrived on the scene and found a deceased female.

Wythe County investigators were called to the scene. An interview was conducted with the deceased female’s husband, Charles Lee Spain Jr.

Charles Spain has been charged with assault of a family member and strangulation.

An autopsy of the body will be conducted at the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke and more charges could be pending. The Virginia State Police processed the crime scene.

Charles Spain is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.



Charles Lee Spain Jr.

1318 Lots Gap Road

Max Meadows, Va 24360



18.2-51.6 Strangulation

18.2-57.2 Assault on Family Member


An update will be released after the autopsy is completed tomorrow.