A Newton man will spend up to 23 years in prison after his conviction for second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by felon during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Lakeith Marshaun Lawrence, 24, was given … Read More
News and Press Releases from the DA's Office
Below you will find press releases and news relating to our office's criminal prosecutions. You'll 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.
Omar Christian Regino Vera, 35, of Morganton, was sentenced to an active prison term of three to five years following his conviction for two counts of taking indecent liberties with children. The Honorable Joseph N. Crosswhite, Superior Court Judge from … Read More
Timmy Lee Elkins, 54, of Nebo, was given an active prison term of five to seven years following his conviction for three counts of habitual impaired driving. The Honorable Joseph N. Crosswhite, Superior Court Judge from Iredell County, imposed the … Read More
Taylor Ashley Rockett was welcomed by Scott Reilly to the 36th Prosecutorial District on Monday, May 13, 2019 as a new Assistant District Attorney. Rockett, a native of Burke County, graduated from East Burke High School before attending The University … Read More
David Edward Perry, 21, of Statesville, was given an active prison term of four to six years following his conviction for robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of second-degree kidnapping and felony conspiracy. The Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior … Read More
A Hickory man will spend at least 25 years in prison following his conviction for second-degree murder in the 2016 burning death of his former girlfriend. Glen McQuay Jr., 57, was sentenced to an active prison term of 25 to … Read More
Nhia Vue, 27, of Conover, was convicted of Trafficking in Methamphetamine by Possession, Trafficking in Methamphetamine by Transportation, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Honorable Stanley … Read More
Zachary Scott Watson, 33, of Connelly Springs, pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree kidnapping, possession of firearm by convicted felon, and admitted his status as a habitual felon during Caldwell County Superior Court on Monday, April 15, 2019. … Read More
Antonio Hernandez Aparicio, 50, of Catawba, was given an active prison sentence of five to 11 years following his conviction for a sex crime involving his female relative during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The Honorable … Read More
Scott Reilly was sworn in as the new District Attorney for the 36th Prosecutorial District on January 1, 2019, and hit the ground running with his staff. There has been little, if any, down time for Reilly and his staff since taking … Read More