William H. “Will” Smith, of Buchanan, has an unusual background for a person seeking elective office. Back in 1997 he pleaded no contest to two felony charges of procuring prostitution.
According to a Roanoke Times article from April 19, 1997, Roanoke City Police were investigating a business called Shooters 44, which they believed was a front for prostitution. A pair of undercover police officers checked the place out. The business advertised lingerie modeling sessions and they watched one.