36th Prosecutorial District Attorney Scott Reilly, left, has named Timothy Gould, right, as the new chief prosecutor for the Catawba County DA’s Office. Gould takes over the position vacated when former Chief ADA Lance Sigmon retired at the end of 2022. Gould is a former Superior Court Judge from Rowan County – presiding from June 2021 to December 2022 – who also served as an assistant district attorney for Rowan County in the 27th Prosecutorial District from December 2009 to June 2021. Additionally, he was an assistant district attorney for the former 25th Prosecutorial District in Caldwell and Catawba counties from March 2007 to December 2009, as well as the Durham County DA’s Office in the 16th Prosecutorial District from October 2005 until March 2007. Gould earned his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in May 2005 after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing in May 2001.