A Hickory man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of two counts of accessory before the fact to first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of two people more … Read More
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.
Jessica Dawn Flynn, 32, of Catawba, was given an active prison sentence following her conviction for felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired during a session of Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The Honorable Gregory R. Hayes, Superior … Read More
A Granite Falls man will serve a prison sentence of six to eight years following his conviction for trafficking opium/heroin during Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Adam John Wheeler, 44, was given the sentence after he … Read More
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
“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
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
“Victory Earned Together.” That’s the motto of the Veterans’ Treatment Court in Catawba County that has been transformed from a vision to a reality. Following months of preparation and training, the newest court setting in the 36th Prosecutorial District officially … Read More
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
A Conover man was sentenced to at least 19 years in prison following his conviction for property crimes and attainment of habitual felon status. Leonard Nelson Avery III, 35, was given consecutive sentences totaling 19 to 25 years after a … Read More
Nathaniel Wilson Kirby, 36, of Hickory, could spend up to 14 years in prison following his conviction for criminal charges tied to the exploitation of minors during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. The Honorable Donnie Hoover, … Read More