District Attorney
The district attorney is an attorney who is elected for a four-year term by the voters within the district he or she serves. District attorneys are not allowed to engage in the private practice of law.

The primary duty of the district attorney is to prosecute all criminal cases filed in the district. The district attorney represents the state in all criminal and some juvenile matters. In addition, the district attorney is responsible for preparing the criminal trial docket and advising law enforcement officers in the district.

District Attorney, Kristy Newton

Assistant District Attorneys: Michael K. Hardin (Homicide Prosecutor), John Thompson (Senior Assistant, Hoke County), Joanna Shober (Senior Assistant, Scotland County, Candace Hayworth, Kristin McCray, Ashley Wellman, Sean Kennally

Staff: D John Joseph (Investigator)

Scotland County Staff: Billie Miles, Melaine Chevalier, Justin Chappell

Scotland County Office:
Scotland County Courthouse
Post Office Box 679
Laurinburg, NC 28353

Phone: 910-266-4500
Fax: 910-266-4515