Hubbard Charged With Murder Of West Jefferson Woman (2018-08-24 16:17:24)

Jessie R. Hubbard, 59 years of age of Crumpler, has been charged with the August 19th murder of Diane Goss, 71 years of age of West Jefferson.

The Ashe Post and Times reports Hubbard is also being charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. 

According to the report, Hubbard is currently being held at the Ashe County Detention Center. He was not given a set bail for the murder charge, but was given a $1 million active bond for the possession of firearm by a felon charges. 

During the initial investigation, Goss was found dead in an apartment on Nathan’s Creek School Road the morning of August 19th. Preliminary results from an autopsy indicate that Goss died from multiple blunt force trauma to the head.

Hubbard's next scheduled appearance in court is on Sept. 6.