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Catawba man accused of leading deputies on chase

A Catawba man is in jail after deputies say he led them on a chase in a stolen van.

Shane Lee Huffman, 34, faces multiple charges, including felony fleeing to elude, larceny of a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license. He is being held in the Catawba County jail under a $30,000 bond.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office said they received a report around 8 a.m. Tuesday that a white Chevrolet van had been stole from Ramsey Finishing in Claremont. Four hours later, authorities said two deputies spotted the stolen vehicle on Shiloh Road off N.C. Hwy. 10. One of the deputies recognized the driver, who sped off, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The two deputies followed the van, which then turned onto Murray’s Mill Road and Murray Lane. The suspect ran off the road, and stopped in a yard, authorities said. The van had a flat tire.

Huffman was taken into custody without incident, the sheriff’s office said.

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