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.


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 Services See also: Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard May … Read More

DA Reilly Speaks at Peace Officer Memorial Day Event

“They laid down their lives for their communities.” Those were the words spoken by 36th Prosecutorial District Attorney Scott Reilly as he addressed law enforcement officers and others gathered at Catawba Memorial Park to remember their fallen comrades during the Peace Officers Memorial Day recognition on May 14, … Read More

Maiden Man Sentenced for Second-Degree Murder Conviction

Jeffrey Douglas Brittain, 26, of Maiden, will serve at least 18years in prison following his conviction for second-degreemurder during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The Honorable, William A. Long, Superior Court Judge from Iredell County, imposed an active term of 18 … Read More

Co-Defendant Sentenced in Double Murder

Brian Jerome Robinson will spend 28 to 35 years in prison following his conviction for two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon during Burke County Superior Court on Monday, April 12, 2021. Robinson, 37, of Connelly Springs, was given the active prison term by … Read More