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18-Year-Old Arrested after High-Speed Chase Ends in Arrest after Stolen Vehicle Crash in Ross County


Ross county – more details have been released on the high speed chase that came out of a stolen car in Pickaway County.

On May 29, 2024, a dramatic high-speed chase involving a stolen vehicle from Pickaway County ended with the apprehension of the suspect in Chillicothe. The incident began when a Ross County Deputy received information from dispatch about a stolen white Hyundai Tucson traveling south on SR-159. The vehicle, identified by its Ohio license plate, was spotted at the intersection of SR-159 and Kenworth Drive.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated at a high speed, reaching approximately 100 miles per hour. Despite the vehicle’s excessive speed, the deputy maintained a safe distance due to light traffic conditions, minimizing the risk to the public.

The chase continued through several intersections where the suspect ran red lights, including those at Bridge Street and Seney Road, and Bridge Street and North Plaza Boulevard. Chillicothe Police Department (CPD) was alerted and attempted to deploy stop sticks at Bridge Street and Riverside.

The suspect swerved to avoid the stop sticks, losing control and crashing into the Rotech building, causing significant damage. The vehicle continued, striking a parking curb, a telephone pole, and knocking down multiple power lines before the driver fled on foot.

The deputy arrived at the scene, noted the downed power lines, and cautiously approached the vehicle, discovering the driver had fled. A foot chase ensued involving CPD and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, leading to the suspect’s apprehension on Main Street. The suspect was identified as Joshua Reed and taken into custody.

Reed was charged with multiple offenses including Fleeing and Eluding, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Damaging, Accident – Leaving the Scene, Vandalism, and Receiving Stolen Property. He also received citations for several traffic violations.

While being processed at the Ross County Jail, Reed inquired if the deputy was the officer at the initial stop, to which the deputy confirmed. Reed commented, “I was out that motha fucka though,” a statement made voluntarily. The deputy then concluded the interview and processed Reed’s belongings, including a Black iPhone, which was secured as evidence.

A supplementary narrative by Brenton Davidson detailed the collection of a DNA swab from Reed, which was properly documented and stored as evidence.