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Jason Travis Shook
courtesy of Catawba Co. Sheriff's Office

Newton Man Arrested After Fleeing from Officers

39-year-old Jason Travis Shook of Viewpoint Road in Newton has been arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers on charges of trafficking in methamphetamine (two counts), possession of a firearm by a felon, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for a controlled substance, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony possession of cocaine, resisting a public officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shook was jailed yesterday (August 25) in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $250,000 bond. He remained in jail as of this morning. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Newton.