DA Reece Saunders

District Attorney
Reece Saunders

Anson, Richmond & Scotland County

Prosecutorial District 21

(910) 419-7501
District Attorney's Office PO Box 1925
Rockingham, NC 28380
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The District Attorney for the Twenty-First Prosecutorial District is Reece Saunders

Thank you for visiting the web site of the District Attorney’s Office in Prosecutorial District 21. This District includes all of Anson, Richmond, and Scotland 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.

The goal of this site is to make the information and services provided by the District Attorneys’ Office and the criminal justice system available to the public. Please take the time to search each webpage and explore all of the information we have provided you. Should you have any questions, we have also included details on how you may contact us.

“District Attorney” commonly refers to an attorney for the community elected by the people in his/her district to represent the interests of the general public, including crime victims in court proceedings against people accused of committing crimes. Other jurisdictions use various terms: Prosecutor, U.S. Attorney (a federal prosecutor), Solicitor, or State’s Attorney.

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.

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 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 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 Rockingham.