Thank you for visiting the web site of the District Attorney's Office in Prosecutorial District 20A. This District includes all of Stanly, Anson and Richmond Counties in North Carolina. The mission of the District Attorney's Office is to seek justice by ensuring that victims' rights and the public's safety are our number one priority through the fair, equal, vigorous and efficient enforcement of the criminal laws.
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Your District Attorney
W. Reece Saunders, Jr. is a native of Richmond COunty, North Carolina. After graduating from Rockingham High School, he attended Wingate College and Wake Forest University. He enrolled in Wake Forest School of Law where he graduated in 1977.
Reece returned to Richmond County in the fall of 1977 and began his law career. he has been in private practice in the 20th Judicial District (now 20A) for 30 years. He also served for three years in the mid 80's as a District Court Judge for District 20.
In 2010, Reece was elected to serve as District Attorney for District 20A, which includes Anson, Richmond and Stanly counties. He is married to his former law partner, Melanie Carroll. He has three children, Claire, Laurel and Michael. Reece, Melanie and Michael are members of First United Methodist Church in Rockingam.