A longtime Caldwell County prosecutor is now the chief homicide prosecutor for Catawba County, according to a press release.

Assistant District Attorney Nancy Lee will supervise all cases involving homicides and non-fatal shootings that occur in Catawba County, the District Attorney’s Office announced. She brings 25 years of experience to the position, and she spent 21 of those years working in Caldwell County.

A lifelong Catawba County resident, Lee is from Balls Creek and attended Bandys High School before completing her undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her law degree from North Carolina Central University.

District Attorney Scott Reilly said in a statement that he has confidence in Lee.

“We face enormous challenges in prosecution during this pandemic, including the fact that the court system is operating at a fraction of its capacity,” he said. “Too many people are losing their lives or being harmed by senseless gun violence. I have full confidence in Nancy Lee and her abilities to prosecute the most serious and complex cases.”

Reporter Kara Fohner can be reached at 828-610-8721.

Reporter Kara Fohner can be reached at 828-610-8721.