Tyler David Swink, 26, of Conover, was given an active prison sentence of six to eight years following his guilty plea for trafficking heroin during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The Honorable Lisa C. Bell, Superior … 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.
A Vale man will serve a prison term of 17 to 22 years following his conviction for second-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, August 30, 2021. Joseph Wayne Barker, 50, was given an active … Read More
Two Hickory men connected with the shooting deaths of three people in the parking lot of McCroskey’s Irish Pub and Grill in Hickory each could spend up to 82 years in prison after pleading guilty during Catawba County Superior Court … Read More
Joathan Sherwood Watson, 32, of Lenoir, will serve a prison sentence of six to eight years following his conviction for trafficking methamphetamine by transport and possession, and fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. The Honorable Daniel A. Kuehnert, Superior Court … Read More
A 64-year-old Catawba man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction for two counts of second-degree murder during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, July 19, 2021. Warren Lee Raymond Sr. was given an active prison term of 40 to 50 years by the Honorable … Read More
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
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 ServicesSee also: Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard August 19, 2021 … 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