Newton Woman Gets Prison Term For Trafficking Opiates

Alexa Jo Carnes, 36, of Newton, was given an active prison sentence of six to eight years for trafficking opiates (fentanyl) by possession during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. The Honorable Daniel A. Kuehnert, Superior Court … Read More

Hudson Resident Gets Lengthy Prison Term For Trafficking

Hudson resident Keaisha Aliya Winkler, 27, will serve the next 15 to 20 years in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections after pleading guilty to Trafficking Fentanyl during  Caldwell County Superior Court on October 30, 2023. The Honorable Daniel … Read More

Defendant In Fatal Workplace Shooting Given Prison Sentence

Tangela Louise Parker, 52, of Taylorsville, will serve an active prison sentence of 20 to 25 years following her conviction for second-degree murder during Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, September 28, 2023. The Honorable Bradley B. Letts, Superior Court … Read More

Defendant Enters Guilty Plea In Death By Distribution Case

Manuel Alejandro Acevedo, 35, of Hickory, will serve an active prison sentence of nearly six to eight years following his conviction for death by distribution during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, September 18, 2023. The Honorable Lori Hamilton, Superior … Read More

Final Defendant Sentenced In Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

The last of three men with connections to a substantial Mexican drug trafficking organization was convicted for his involvement in bringing cocaine and heroin into and through Catawba County. Juan Olmos, 56, of Claremont, was given an active prison term … Read More