First degree murder charge in woman’s death

CHRISTINE: IN STOKES COUNTY, A MAN IS IN CUSTODY FOR MURDER. THE STOKES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS ON FRIDAY, DEPUTIES FOUND 38-YEAR-OLD BRANDY SMITHERMAN DEAD INSIDE A HOME ON REST HOME ROAD IN GERMANTON. THEY DID NOT SAY HOW SHE DIED. DEPUTIES LATER ARRESTED DENNIS STOL.TZ WE’RE TOLD HE’S CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND IS BEING HELD AT THE STOKES COUNTY

Stokes: Woman killed, Germanton man charged with first degree murder, deputies say

First-degree murder charges were pressed after a woman was killed, deputies said. On May 28, the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Rest Home Road.Once there, deputies located Brandy Smitherman, 38. First responders attempted life-saving measures, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.Dennis William Stoltz, 27, was identified as a suspect and taken into custody.Investigators said Smitherman and Stoltz were in a relationship and lived together. Stoltz is being detained and held under no bond for first-degree murder.An autopsy will be performed on Smitherman’s body to determine the cause of death.This is an ongoing investigation, according to deputies.This is a developing story, check back with WXII for more updates.

First-degree murder charges were pressed after a woman was killed, deputies said.

On May 28, the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Rest Home Road.

Once there, deputies located Brandy Smitherman, 38.

First responders attempted life-saving measures, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dennis William Stoltz, 27, was identified as a suspect and taken into custody.

Investigators said Smitherman and Stoltz were in a relationship and lived together.

Stoltz is being detained and held under no bond for first-degree murder.

An autopsy will be performed on Smitherman’s body to determine the cause of death.

This is an ongoing investigation, according to deputies.

This is a developing story, check back with WXII for more updates.