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Catawba County

Jun 29, 2018

Grand jury indicts sheriff candidate on multiple charges

NEWTON (AP) A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a former candidate for sheriff whose ex-girlfriend accused him of putting a tracking device on her car. A Lincoln County grand jury returned the indictment against former Catawba County Sheriff’s Capt. Jason Coy Reid on charges that include larceny, embezzlement and cyberstalking. Authorities accuse Reid of placing […]

May 8, 2018

Sheriff candidate: Investigation of him is ‘dirty politics’

NEWTON (AP) A sheriff’s candidate in North Carolina says he wasn’t involved in the sealing of a search warrant that shows authorities are investigating him for possible misdemeanors including stalking. No charges have been filed against Jason Reid, who described the investigation as “dirty politics” at a news conference May 7, the day before votes were […]

May 7, 2018

Search warrants unsealed after AP, other media intervene

NEWTON (AP) Search warrants unsealed after The Associated Press and other media organizations intervened show authorities are investigating a sheriff’s candidate in North Carolina for possible violation of misdemeanors of stalking, cyberstalking and willfully failing to discharge duties. No charges have been filed against Jason Reid, a candidate in a May 8 GOP primary to replace […]

May 3, 2018

AP, news organizations ask court to unseal search warrants

RALEIGH (AP) The Associated Press and other news organizations have asked a judge to unseal warrants involving a candidate for sheriff in North Carolina whose ex-girlfriend has accused him of putting a tracking device on her vehicle. In a motion filed April 1, the news organizations asked a judge to unseal warrants involving the Catawba […]

Jul 2, 2014

Harassment lawsuit against Catawba DA filed weeks before election

Catawba County District Attorney James C. Gaither faces a runoff election on July 15 against one of his former employees as he attempts to keep the office he’s held since 2003. At the same time, he’s facing allegations from another former employee who, on June 26, filed a sexual harassment and discrimination suit in the […]

Jul 1, 2014

Catawba County school counselor killed

Police in Newton say the death of a high school counselor is being investigated as a homicide.

Jan 9, 2014

Criminal Practice – Sex Offender Registration – Termination Petition – Adam Walsh Act – Offender Status – Indecent Liberties

State v. Moir (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0013, 7 pp.) (Sanford L. Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Catawba County Superior Court (Richard D. Boner, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Under the Adam Walsh Act, defendant’s “tier status” is based on the elements of the offense of which he was convicted: taking indecent liberties with a child. The […]

Apr 5, 2013

Judge says worker not guilty of sweepstakes charge

A judge's ruling in a Catawba County sweepstakes cafe case is giving hope to operators in their battle to stay open in North Carolina.

Jan 30, 2013

Catawba sheriff’s deputies shoot, kill woman

Catawba County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a woman who pointed a gun at the officers.

May 18, 2012

Apartment owner not liable for neighbor’s pond

A child who wandered through a hole in the fence of her apartment complex and fell into a pond on neighboring land cannot sue the owners of the complex for negligence, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled.

Apr 21, 2011

Criminal Practice – Juvenile – Dispositional Order – Felonious Larceny

In re V.M. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0404, 7 pp.) (John C. Martin, C.J.) Appealed from Catawba County District Court. (C. Thomas Edwards, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The trial court erred by imposing a Level 3 disposition without making sufficient findings of fact to demonstrate that it […]

Feb 24, 2011

Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Prior Acts of Physician – Inadmissible

Davis v. Rudisill. In a medical-malpractice case where credibility is at issue, the physician's professional record showing improper acts - including selling controlled substances - is not relevant because it . . .

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