Man arrested on felony drug charges after fleeing from police

Man arrested on felony drug charges after fleeing from police
Jason Lee Kearney, 45, was taken into custody after failing to stop when deputies first attempted to pull him over for an outstanding felony warrant that had been previously issued for him.

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man on Sunday afternoon following a chase that took place throughout Maiden and Newton.

Jason Lee Kearney, 45, was taken into custody after failing to stop when deputies first attempted to pull him over for an outstanding felony warrant that had been previously issued for him. The chase ended near the intersection of NC Highway 16 South and NC Highway 16 Business. Upon searching Kearney’s vehicle, deputies found methamphetamine in the passenger area of the car.

Kearney has been charged with felony fleeing a motor vehicle to elude arrest, felony possession of a schedule drug, and felony absconding probation violation. Further charges are still being pursued.

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