Thomasville man charged with manufacturing meth

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Shannon James Nance (Mugshot provided by Davidson County Sheriff's Office)

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A Thomasville man was charged over the weekend with manufacturing methamphetamine. 

Deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office say they went to the suspect’s home on Lacy Hepler Road on Saturday in search of a vehicle that was involved in a theft in High Point. They said the suspect vehicle was parked in the driveway of the home when they arrived. 

When they knocked on the door, deputies said they “heard a (suspect) run from the backdoor of the (home).” 

Shannon James Nance, 39, was then found “hiding in the backyard,” deputies said. 

Deputies say Nance provided them with a fake name before they searched the vehicle in the driveway. 

Inside the vehicle, deputies said they found two bags that “contained items used to manufacture methamphetamine.” 

SBI agents were called to the scene to handle the chemicals while deputies continued to search the home. 

Inside the home, deputies said they found “additional items used to manufacture methamphetamine” that belonged to the suspect. 

Nance was arrested and placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond. 

He is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursor chemicals, and resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer. 

No other information was released. Deputies did not elaborate on the larceny the suspect vehicle was allegedly involved in.