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Convicted felon arrested again

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was arrested in a Food Lion parking lot Saturday night after police said he fled from officers and had more than 3 ounces of marijuana in his possession.
According to a Salisbury Police report, 23-year-old Deantonio Ne’shad Mattison was stopped by officers at about 11 p.m at 123 Mahaley Ave., and said he didn’t have his ID with him, but knew his driver’s license number.
Mattison then reportedly ran from police through a Food Lion parking lot and was struck in the shoulder by a Taser from Salisbury Police.
The report said the man continued to flee, despite being shocked, but slipped and fell near a tractor trailer.
The man then attempted to elude police by running back and forth beneath the trailer, the report said.
After police arrested the man, officers found individually packaged marijuana in his white Lincoln Navigator and in his possession, totaling at 3.08 ounces, along with digital scales and other drug paraphernalia.
Mattison, of 512 Plymouth Ave., was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle for storing drugs, resisting, delay and obstructing a public officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mattison was given a $10,000 bond and was released after posting bond.
According to the Department of Corrections public information database, Mattison was convicted of possession of marijuana, felony speeding to elude arrest, felony possession of a firearm by a felon and felony forgery and uttering in June for offenses earlier this year and in 2010. He was given 48 months of probation.

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