- Special Sections
Brian Duane Martz, 34, of Newton, was convicted of Felony Possession of Cocaine, two counts of Felony Attempted Larceny and two counts of Habitual Felon status this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court. The defendant was sentenced to no less than 52 months and no more than 88 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
The crimes occurred in Jan. 2012 and Jan. 2013 in Catawba County and the city of Hickory.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.