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.
Jill Elizabeth Rowell, 44, of Valdese, was convicted of attempted larceny from a merchant by removing anti-theft devices and admitted her habitual felon status during Caldwell County Superior Court on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The Honorable Lisa C. Bell, Superior … Read More
Ignacio Cortez Macedo, 36, of Claremont, was given an active prison sentence of six to 12 years following his conviction for sexual crimes involving a minor during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The Honorable Gregory R. … Read More
The State will seek the death penalty in the double murder case against Warren Lee Raymond Sr., of Catawba. Prosecutors made the announcement of their intention to proceed with the case as a capital matter during Catawba County Superior Court … Read More
A former assistant softball coach from a Catawba County middle school was found guilty of indecent liberties with a child by a jury during Catawba County Superior Court on Friday, March 22, 2019. Angela Minter Parker, 50, of Hickory, was sentenced to serve … Read More
Rodriquez Darius Griffith, 31, of Hickory, was given an active prison sentence of 15 to 23 years following his conviction for multiple sexual offenses with a child during Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The Honorable Louis … Read More
A Hickory man who fatally stabbed his cousin could spend at least nine years in prison. Arthur Lee Robinson, 54, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to an active prison term of six to nine years by the Honorable George C. Bell, Superior … Read More
A Hildebran woman will spend at least 18 years in prison following her conviction for second-degree murder and larceny of a motor vehicle during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, March 18, 2019. Tina Louise Swink, 52, was given an … Read More
Prosecutors for the State announced during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, March 18, 2019, that they will not seek the death penalty in the murder case against 38-year-old Scott Anthony Putnam, of Conover. Putnam is charged with first-degree murder … Read More
A Morganton man will spend at least six years in prison for a conviction of robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of a motor vehicle on Thursday, March 7, 2019, during Burke County Superior Court. Billy Earl Murphy, 43, … Read More
Olantomus Lavoris Goode, 40, of Morganton, was sentenced to an active prison term of three to five years after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury during Burke County Superior Court on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. … Read More