News and Press Releases from the DA's Office

Below you will find information about the latest pleas, trials, and important developments in Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties. As an office, we are bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct for all North Carolina attorneys, and special rules for prosecutors. Therefore, we often only comment on cases after final disposition.

For all media inquiries and requests, for all three counties, please contact Nathan Key by phone: 828-695-6193 or email: Nathan.D.Key@nccourts.org.


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DA Names Chief Homicide Prosecutor

Assistant District Attorney Nancy Lee has joined the Catawba County District Attorney’s Office to serve as the chief homicide prosecutor for the largest of the three counties in the 36th Prosecutorial District. Lee’s primary role will include supervision of all … Read More

DA’s Office Swears in New Assistant District Attorney

Ryan Hamady was sworn in as the newest assistant district attorney for the 36th Prosecutorial District on Monday, January 4, 2021, at the Burke County Courthouse by the Honorable Robert C. Ervin. Hamady, originally from Charleston, W.Va., completed his undergraduate … Read More

Updates from District Attorney Scott Reilly on COVID-19

Updates from District Attorney Scott Reilly on Covid-19 Map data runs on a delay. You may have to click “+” to interact with the map.Source: North Carolina Department of Health and Human ServicesSee also: Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard December 11, 2020 … Read More

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Taylorsville Man to Serve 10+ Years for Attempted Murder

A Taylorsville man will spend at least 10 years in prison following his conviction for attempted first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor assault on a government official. De Andre Jerome Mack, 27, was … Read More

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Armed Robber Sentenced to 5-7 Years in Prison

Kamau Jarek Clark, 20, of Shelby, was sentenced to an active prison term of five to seven years for his involvement in a pair of robberies in Catawba and Burke counties. Clark pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery with a … Read More