Conover Man Found Guilty of First-degree Murder

A Conover man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of first-degree murder on Friday, March 18, 2022, to conclude a week-long trial. Scott Anthony Putnam, 41, of Conover, was … Read More

John Wall

Man Represents Himself at Trial, Gets 9+ Years in Prison

John Michael Wall, 56, of Hickory, was given an active prison sentence of nine to 12 years after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of possession of stolen goods and determined that he had attained status as a habitual felon. The Honorable R. Stuart … Read More

Defendant Chad Smith

Catawba Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Drug Offenses

Chad Lee Smith, 44, of Hickory, was found guilty as charged by a Catawba County jury last week and given an active prison term. The 12-member jury rendered its verdict on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, to conclude a three-day trial. … Read More