Marcus Gunner McDowell

Marcus Gunner McDowell

A Conover man was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Office following a brief pursuit Monday evening, according to a Thursday press release.

Officers with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Group and the sheriff’s office patrol division arrived at 5452 N.C. 16 North around 5:45 p.m. to locate Marcus Gunner McDowell.

According to the release, McDowell was wanted on failure to appear in court on warrants for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony probation violations, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and safe cracking.

When deputies attempted to engage with McDowell, he hopped in his car and led police on a short chase through a field behind the home, according to the release.

The man crashed his vehicle near a tree line in the field, fled on foot and was apprehended a short time later.

In addition to the above charges, McDowell, 26, is charged with resist, delay, and obstruct public officer, and he was issued a $115,000 secured bond, the release said.

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