Nationwide manhunt for Rondell Reed ends on an Ohio interstate

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio - Rondell Reed's freedom ended early Saturday morning on an Ohio interstate.

He had been on the run since Monday when he broke out of the Indian River County Jail with his cell mate Leviticus Taylor. Taylor was back in custody about 15 hours later

Reed's luck ran out after deputies said he lost control and crashed his stolen vehicle while exiting I-75 at State Route 63.

Warren County Sheriff's Deputy Trent Barker tried to stop Reed on I-75 in Franklin Township.

"The vehicle initially pulled over as if it was going to comply with the stop but immediately did an abrupt left turn across the median and took off southbound on 75," said Lt. John Faine with the Warren County Sheriff's Department.

Dispatchers then alerted deputies that Reed, 52, escaped from the Indian River County Jail Monday.

The pursuit for Reed continued down I-75 reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour according to deputies.

"The pursuit continued down 75 Southbound until it reached State Route 63," said Lt. Faine. "The suspect attempted to exit there and while on the exit ramp, lost control of the vehicle, went off the right side of the road, hit a telephone pole and flipped over."

Reed was trapped inside the vehicle until firefighters removed him. "During that time, I had spoken to him inside the vehicle along with one of the state troopers there and he told us who he was at that time," said Lt. Faine.

Deputies also recovered a gun inside the vehicle. Reed is due in Franklin Municipal Court for an arraignment on Tuesday.

The wptv.com web team contributed to this report.
 

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