Hickory Man Sentenced in 2012 Stabbing Murder

A Hickory man could spend up to 17 years in prison following his conviction for second-degree murder during Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Monroe David Byrd. Jr., 54, was given an active prison term of 13 … Read More

Defendant to Serve 5+ Years for Burglary, Theft

Christopher Eugene McCrary, 39, of Conover, received an active prison sentence of five to seven years following his conviction for two counts of larceny of motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering, and first-degree burglary. The Honorable Gregory R. Hayes, … Read More

Prison Imposed against Hickory Man for DWI Death

Jeffrey Blain Bumgarner, 57, of Hickory, was given an active prison sentence of 44 to 65 months following his conviction for felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired and felony hit and run/death. The Honorable Steven Warren, Superior Court Judge … Read More

John Wall

Man Represents Himself at Trial, Gets 9+ Years in Prison

John Michael Wall, 56, of Hickory, was given an active prison sentence of nine to 12 years after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of possession of stolen goods and determined that he had attained status as a habitual felon. The Honorable R. Stuart … Read More

Defendant James Thacker

Defendant Given 21+ Years in 2nd-Degree Murder Case

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

Defendant Craig Patterson

Habitual Larceny Offenses Lead To Prison Term For Hickory Man

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

Defendant Tina Swink

Co-Defendant Sentenced in Murder Case

A Hildebran woman will spend at least 18 years in prison following her conviction for second-degree murder and larceny of a motor vehicle during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, March 18, 2019. Tina Louise Swink, 52, was given an … Read More