Defendant Nancy Austin

Life Sentenced Imposed in Murder Case after Jury Verdict

A jury needed less than 45 minutes of deliberation to find Nancy Benge Austin guilty of first-degree murder in the December 2013 shooting death of 20-year-old Dylan Joseph Short on Friday, May 24, 2019, in Caldwell County Superior Court. Austin, … Read More

Defendant Glen McQuay

Hickory Man Convicted in Burning Death

A Hickory man will spend at least 25 years in prison following his conviction for second-degree murder in the 2016 burning death of his former girlfriend. Glen McQuay Jr., 57, was sentenced to an active prison term of 25 to … Read More

Defendant Jesse Mize

Jury Finds Sex Offender Guilty

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

Defendant

Child Sex Abuse Leads to Prison Sentence

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