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Highway Patrol arrests two after high-speed chase in eastern Tampa Bay area

TAMPA — An attempted traffic stop on Interstate 75 on Tuesday morning escalated into a high-speed chase and ended with one suspect hospitalized, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The FHP gave this account of the incident: At 10:39 a.m., a trooper saw a 2002 Buick northbound on I-75 near Sun City Center with tinted windows that were too dark.

He tried to pull the car over, and a chase ensued.

Troopers followed the Buick as it turned onto westbound Interstate 4, then exited at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and turned onto 32nd Avenue.

Near Phillips Road, the driver lost control and hit a tree.

Four men jumped out of the car and ran. Troopers were able to catch Donald Camel Steadman Jr., 21, of 8204 N Hillsborough Lane.

Gregory Reeves Jr., who the FHP said may have been the driver, was running from the accident when he ran into a trooper's vehicle. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital.

"The officer was setting up a perimeter in the area when Reeves ran into his car, rolled up onto the windshield and back down onto the concrete," said FHP spokesman Sgt. Larry Kraus.

Checkbooks stolen from a Manatee County home and two guns were found in the car, troopers said.

Manatee County officers went to the house listed on the checks and found that a door had been kicked in. The homeowner told officers that several items had been stolen.

Reeves and Steadman are charged with possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and obstructing an officer without violence.

Steadman is being held in the Hillsborough County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Kraus said Reeves will be taken to jail when he is released from the hospital.

Highway Patrol arrests two after high-speed chase in eastern Tampa Bay area 10/06/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 12:03pm]
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