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Wise County judge no longer hearing cases

Wise County Circuit Judge Joseph R. Carico will not be sitting on the bench until further notice, according to his two colleagues in the 30th Circuit.

Earlier this month, Judges John C. Kilgore and Tammy S. McElyea told attorneys that they would be handling Carico’s docket, said Wise Commonwealth’s Attorney Ronald Elkins. The judges did not say why they had taken on Carico’s cases, he added.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly subscribers can read the developing story here.

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