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Conover Man Sentenced as Accessory to Double Murder

A Conover man received an active prison term of seven to nine years during Catawba County Superior Court in connection with the death of two people in March 2016. Devin Maurice Ussery, 30, was given the prison sentence by the … Read More

Defendant Icey Gooden

Woman Sentenced to 25+ Years for 2nd Degree Murders

On Friday, March 8, 2019, Icey Chennell Gooden, 28, entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of first-degree kidnapping in Burke County Superior Court in relation … Read More

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 David Perry

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

Defendant Jose Rios

Inmate Sentenced for Assaulting Corrections Officer

Jose Adan Rios, 21, of Gastonia, was given an active prison sentence of seven to nine years following his conviction for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon with … Read More

Defendant Jody Price

Former Narcotics Officer Sentenced in Fraud Case

A former narcotics officer from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office was placed on probation for four years and ordered by the judge to pay back more than $13,000 he took from the agency’s Narcotics Task Force during Burke County Superior … Read More