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.


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

Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Robbery, Kidnapping

A Lenoir man will serve six to nine years in prison following his conviction for multiple offenses during Caldwell County Superior Court on March 15, 2021. Aaron Wayne Douglas II, 25, was given an active prison term by the Honorable … Read More

Statesville Man Sentenced for Accessory to Murder

Tevin Jerome Davis, 28, of Statesville, will serve an active prison term of five to seven years following his conviction on Thursday, January 21, 2021, in Catawba County Superior Court for accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, robbery with … Read More

Lady Justice Statue

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