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District Attorney’s legal assistant charged with three felonies in Swain County

According to District Attorney Ashley Welch, Joel King is no longer employed with the District Attorney’s office. Welch noted other than confirming King is no longer employed with her office, no additional information will be released at this time.

King was arrested over the weekend after a domestic violence situation in Swain County the sent the victim to the hospital with serious injuries. Swain County Sheriff’s Office records show King was arrested with two felony counts assault by strangulation and one felony count assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

King, 44, was employed as a legal assistant with the District Attorney’s office primarily working out of the Swain and Graham County offices. King is scheduled to appear in Swain County Court on April 5, 2022.

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