Buchanan Former Fire Chief Charged With Rape

Botetourt Co., VA - Buchanan's former fire chief is in more legal trouble Tuesday.

According to the Botetourt County Commonwealth's Attorney, Billy Joe Carter has been charged with rape.

Joel Branscom says the incident happened last Saturday with a female acquaintance.

Carter is being held in jail with no bond.

He stepped down earlier this year after being charged in two different incidents this summer, including an assault charge at the Buchanan Fair. Those charges have been dropped.