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New Chief Homicide Prosecutor Named In Catawba County
Nancy Lee looks through a murder file in the Catawba County District Attorney’s Office. Lee has been appointed as the chief homicide prosecutor for the office.
courtesy of Nathan Key, Legal Assistant for the District Attorney

New Chief Homicide Prosecutor Named in Catawba County

Assistant District Attorney Nancy Lee has joined the Catawba Co. District Attorney’s Office to serve as the chief homicide prosecutor for the largest of the three counties in the 36th Prosecutorial District. Ms. Lee’s primary role will include supervision of all homicides and non-fatal shootings that occur in Catawba County. Ms. Lee has 25 years of experience in the D.A.’s Office.

A lifelong Catawba County resident, Ms. Lee is from Balls Creek and attended Bandys High School before completing her undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She earned her law degree from North Carolina Central University. She spent her entire career in Catawba, Caldwell and Burke counties in the administrations of five different district attorneys.

Catawba County currently has 22 pending murder cases. District Attorney Scott Reilly noted that the top priority for 2021 is to resolve as many of those cases as possible.