A Lenoir man was given an active prison sentence of 44 to 65 months after he was found guilty of financial crimes by a Caldwell County jury and admitted his status as a habitual felon on Thursday, September 26, 2019. … 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.
Roberto Martinez Del-Pilar, 39, of Hickory, will spend at least 16 years in prison following his conviction for two counts of statutory rape. The Honorable Karen Eady-Williams, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, imposed an active prison term of 16 … Read More
A Lenoir man was issued a prison sentence of 18 to 22 years for the 2016 stabbings of his 2-year-old son and the child’s mother. William Henry Pitts, 46, of Lenoir, was given the active term of incarceration by the … Read More
Alan Lamonte Logan, 56, of Conover, was given an active prison sentence of seven to 10 years following his conviction for common law robbery, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and admission of his status as a habitual felon. The … Read More
James Willard Thacker, 35, of Hickory, was convicted of second-degree murder during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, and will spend at least 21 years in prison. The Honorable Karen Eady-Williams, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, … Read More
Craig Jarvis Patterson, 49, of Hickory, will spend seven to 10 years in prison following his conviction for five counts of habitual larceny and admission of habitual felon status. The Honorable Karen Eady-Williams, Superior Court Judge from Mecklenburg County, imposed … Read More
Chad Lee Smith, 44, of Hickory, was found guilty as charged by a Catawba County jury last week and given an active prison term. The 12-member jury rendered its verdict on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, to conclude a three-day trial. … Read More
Skyler Lee Obrien, 32, of Granite Falls, will spend six to eight years in prison following his conviction for trafficking methamphetamine by possession during Caldwell County Superior Court on Monday, August 5, 2019. The Honorable Daniel A. Kuehnert, Superior Court … Read More
Bond was revoked for a Vale man charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in Burke County. Tykevious Owan Thomas, 27, was given a $500,000 secured bond for allegedly shooting … Read More
District Attorney Scott Reilly was one of the featured speakers for the dedication ceremony of the Charters of Freedom in the City of Lenoir that took place on July 3, 2019. Reilly, the elected DA for the 36th Prosecutorial District … Read More