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.

Hickory Man Pleads Guilty In Shooting of Two People

Dimitris Rashawn Williams, 29, of Hickory, was sentenced to spend 10 to 15 years in prison following his conviction for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious … Read More

Catawba County Adds New ADA

Ryan Crofts, left, recently was sworn in as a new Assistant District Attorney for the 36th Prosecutorial District in Catawba County. He will serve Catawba County in Superior Court. Crofts is shown taking the oath of office administered by the … Read More

Meredith Scott Honored With MADD Victim Champion Award

Meredith Scott was recognized as a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) North Carolina Award of Excellence recipient for 2021 based on her achievements in working on DWI cases for the Catawba County District Attorney’s Office. She was presented with the … Read More

DA’s Office Adds New District Court ADA In Catawba

Belinda See was recently sworn in as a new Assistant District Attorney in Catawba County. She will serve Catawba County in District Court. See, center, is shown with 36th Prosecutorial District Attorney Scott Reilly, left, and District Court Judge Andrea … Read More

Hickory Man Convicted For Sexual Offenses With Minor

A Hickory man will serve at least 12 years in prison following his conviction for sexual offenses on Monday, April 11, 2022, during Catawba County Superior Court. Andrew John Kenneth Patrick, 45, was given the active prison term of 12 … Read More

DA’s Office Legal Assistant Earns Statewide Recognition

A legal assistant with the 36th Prosecutorial District Attorney’s Office is the recipient of a statewide award of excellence for her work with driving while impaired cases. Meredith Scott has been recognized as a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) North … Read More