Man arrested for practicing medicine without a license


RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — A Grand Jury handed down 64 indictments for a man accused of practicing a profession without a proper license.

66-year-old Martin Riding is charged with 32 felony and misdemeanor counts of practicing without an official license.

According to Rider’s Facebook page, he practices “Alternative healing” at ReNew Life Creations.

Officials say Riding’s illegal practice took place anywhere between December 2016 until February 2019.

Neighbors told WFXR News that they were stunned to hear about the arrest.

“He has been nothing but kind and helpful and all of that. I was very surprised,” said Margaret Sutton .

Riding is being held without bond.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective C.K. Cross at 540-731-3624.

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