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:

Jewelry Robber Sentenced to Prison

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