Big rig driver says he crashed into murder suspect’s truck in Pomona to stop pursuit

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A nearly two-hour police pursuit ended in Pomona on Tuesday when a murder suspect collided with a big rig whose driver said he was trying to stop the chase.

Michael Caleb Reed, 36, drove a dark-colored pickup truck through four counties, sometimes heading into opposing traffic, as police tailed him. He was arrested and is being held without bail.

A woman in the passenger seat, identified as Roxy Rich of Bakersfield, was detained and released.

Reed is suspected in the shooting death of a 40-year-old man in Oildale in late March.

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