A Lincoln County man is in custody following a police chase on Highway 16 on Sunday, according to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.Jason Lee Kearney, 45 of Dallas, was charged with one felony count each of fleeing to elude arrest. He is also charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance after methamphetamine was found in his vehicle. He is also charged with one felony count of violating probation.
Sunday morning, shortly before 1am, Catawba County deputies attempted to stop a vehicle at the intersection of N.C. Highway 16 South and Buffalo Shoals Road. When deputies turned on their sirens, the vehicle sped away.
Multiple deputies chased the vehicle through Maiden and Newton before stopping north of the intersection of N.C. Highway 16 South and N.C. Highway 16 Business. Kearney is being held without bond in the Catawba County Detention Center.