A new defense attorney has been appointed in an Ashe County murder case.

The murder case against Jessie R. Hubbard will continue with North Wilkesboro lawyer Brandon York being appointed as the new defense attorney.

The Ashe Post and Times reports Hubbard's previous attorney, Jak Reeves, filed a motion for withdrawal from the case in Ashe County Superior Court on Sept. 28.

Reeves cited a conflict of interest that had arisen more than two years after the case's start.

With the appointment of York, the case has been continued to November 16.

Hubbard, 61, of Crumpler, is charged with the Aug. 19, 2018, murder of Diane Goss and four counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.