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Brian Blake Blackburn
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Claremont Man Charged With Fleeing From Police, Drug Counts

51-year-old Brian Blake Blackburn of Shady Valley Lane in Claremont was arrested Monday (June 24) by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, attempted trafficking in meth by possession, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for controlled substance, and probation violation. He’s also charged with misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property, resisting a public officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with traffic counts.

Blackburn was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $123,500 bond. A District Court date is scheduled for July 15, a Superior Court appearance is set for August 5.