Zachary Scott Watson, 33, of Connelly Springs, pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree kidnapping, possession of firearm by convicted felon, and admitted his status as a habitual felon during Caldwell County Superior Court on Monday, April 15, 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.
Antonio Hernandez Aparicio, 50, of Catawba, was given an active prison sentence of five to 11 years following his conviction for a sex crime involving his female relative during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The Honorable … Read More
Scott Reilly was sworn in as the new District Attorney for the 36th Prosecutorial District on January 1, 2019, and hit the ground running with his staff. There has been little, if any, down time for Reilly and his staff since taking … Read More
Jesse Lee Mize, 67, of Conover, was found guilty by a jury of failing to report a new address as a sex offender during Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The Honorable Nathaniel J. Poovey, Superior Court … Read More
The District Attorney’s Office announced the launch of a new Web site and Facebook page on Monday, April 8, 2019. The Web site, BurkeCaldwellCatawbaDA.com, provides information and links to resources for the community and victims. Whether it’s information about traffic tickets or victims’ rights, … Read More
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