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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday March 1st, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EST


Old Fort Man Charged with Multiple Offenses After Pursuit

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office Deputy David Jones charged 30-year-old Steven Wayne Rausch of Old Fort with Felonious Fleeing to Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, Felonious Possession of Methamphetamine, Speeding, Reckless Driving and having Fictitious Tag.  He was given a $30,000 secured bond.

On February 12th, Deputy Jones attempted to stop a motorcycle for speeding on Hwy 70W.  The motorcycle failed to stop and attempted to flee at a high rate of speed.  The chase ended on Hill Top Drive where Rausch was taken into custody.  A search of his person turned up methamphetamine.

McDowell County Sheriff's Office
593 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC 28752

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