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POLICE: Newport Drug Suspect Jumps Out Window, Found Hiding In Bush


Authorities say a drug suspect jumped out a window and led police on a foot chase Saturday afternoon before he was found hiding in a bush and arrested.

Newport Police say that 21-year-old Blayne Thomas has 25 pending criminal charges in Carteret and Craven counties and was out of jail on bond at the time of this most recent arrest.

Officials say an officer went to Thomas' home on Mindora Court to investigate a drug crime. When Thomas saw the officer, police say he jumped out a rear window of the house and took off.

Police say they found pills, needles and other drug paraphernalia on the 21-year-old.

Thomas was placed in jail on $3,500 bond.


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