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Shawn Ray Matthews
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Claremont Man Arrested On Drug Charges, Probation Violation

44-year-old Shawn Ray Matthews of Bolick Road in Claremont was arrested Wednesday (October 26) by Probation & Parole Officers. He’s charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony probation violation. Matthews is on probation as a result of a conviction in Catawba County on April 5, 2022 for felony possession of schedule II controlled substance. He received a 24 month suspended sentence following the conviction.

Matthews was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility Wednesday under $2,500 bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (October 28). A Superior Court date is set for next Monday (October 31).