A Conover man will serve nearly nine to 11 years in prison after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of drug offenses, and he admitted to his status as a habitual felon. Derrick Shay Bishop, 40, was found guilty … 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 Durham woman was given an active prison term of six to nine years following her conviction for three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and malicious conduct by a prisoner during Catawba County Superior Court. Taya McCathern, 29, … Read More
Horace Eugene Bost, 40, of Newton, will spend six to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree arson and admitting his status as a habitual felon during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. The … Read More
Catawba County Assistant District Attorney Jessica Phillips recently was honored by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for her work in the prosecution of an international child sex enterprise. Phillips received the SBI Director’s Partnership Award for Merit during … Read More
A Hickory man was sentenced to an active prison term of 10 to 15 years on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, after a jury of his peers found him guilty of multiple robbery offenses a week earlier. Nkosi Abernethy, 21, was … Read More
Robert Oliver Parker, 76, of Hickory, was given an active prison sentence of six to 22 years following his guilty plea to three counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in Catawba County Superior … Read More
A Vale man will spend 10 to 13 years in prison following his conviction for the attempted murder of his brother during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Rodney Scott Wright, 54, was given the active period … Read More
John David Swink, 45, of Conover, was given an active prison term of seven to 10 years after pleading guilty to two counts of trafficking heroin and fleeing to elude arrest during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, June 12, … Read More
Javon Dooley, 40, of Hickory, will serve an active prison sentence of six to nine years following his conviction for breaking and entering with admission of habitual felon status during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, June 12, 2023. The … Read More
A Hickory man will spend at least 45 years in prison after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Kevin Maurice Linder, 46, … Read More