Kristen Jewel Ellis, 26, of Morganton, will spend at least seven years in prison following her conviction for multiple criminal offenses during Burke County Superior Court on Monday, January 6, 2020. The Honorable Daniel A. Kuehnert, Superior Court Judge from Burke … 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 treatment court for military veterans is on the horizon in Catawba County. The new treatment court will begin in January 2021 and provide assistance to veterans who have contact with the court system in Catawba County when a 10th judge is added for … Read More
Randy Eugene Dula, 37, of Newton, was given an active prison sentence of 12 to 19 years following his conviction for multiple sexual offenses involving a child during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, December 16, 2019. The Honorable Steven … Read More
Jeffrey Blain Bumgarner, 57, of Hickory, was given an active prison sentence of 44 to 65 months following his conviction for felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired and felony hit and run/death. The Honorable Steven Warren, Superior Court Judge … Read More
A Marion man will spend 18 to 24 years in prison after being found guilty of two felony counts of child abuse by a Caldwell County jury on Monday, December 16, 2019, wrapping up a trial of more than two weeks. The … Read More
Three people connected to the murder of an elderly man more than three years ago were convicted and sentenced for their roles in the death during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, December 9, 2019. Thomas Gregory Ball, 41, of … Read More
Gary Steve Shuford Sr., 65, of Newton, will spend four to six years in prison after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and having habitual felon status. … Read More
Renous Alan Hughes, 48, of Hickory, was given an active prison sentence of six to nine years following his conviction for multiple crimes during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, December 2, 2019. The Honorable Karen Eady-Williams, Superior Court Judge … Read More
Michael Scott Henderson, 38, of Hiddenite, will spend five to seven years in prison after he was convicted of two counts of attempted breaking and entering, attempted larceny after breaking and entering, and admitting his habitual felon status during Catawba … Read More
A Vale man already serving an active prison sentence of 10 to 13 years for crimes in Catawba County was given an additional period of incarceration for felony convictions in Burke County. Tykevious Owan Thomas, 27, was sentenced to a … Read More