Man arrested on 18 charges from three police agencies
Jason Brian Metcalf, 33, of Arlington Street in Forest City, was arrested Wednesday after leading law enforcement officers on a car chase.
On Wednesday afternoon, officers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) pulled over Metcalf's vehicle on Pea Ridge Road, after chasing him into Bostic as he attempted to elude arrest and resist public officers.
After Metcalf was apprehended and taken into custody, narcotics officers with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office located methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
The NCHP charged Metcalf with fleeing and eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, resisting a public officer, three counts of driving while license revoked, failure to stop at a stop sign or flashing red light, driving a motor vehicle with no registration, operating a vehicle with no insurance, two counts of permitting the operation of a vehicle with no insurance, expired registration card or tag, fictitious or altered title/registration card/tag and reckless driving to endanger.
The Sheriff's Office also charged Metcalf with possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In addition, Metcalf was served with two outstanding warrants issued on Aug. 1 by the Rutherfordton Police Department including identity theft and aiding and abetting driving while license revoked.
He received secured bonds totaling $78,000 for his 18 charges.
Metcalf has a history of criminal charges including several motor vehicle violations of driving while license revoked and driving while impaired.
Prior to his most recent incarceration, he was convicted of driving while license revoked in 2011.