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Man arrested after crashing stolen truck

Posted July 31, 2008 6:59 a.m. EDT
Updated July 31, 2008 11:47 a.m. EDT

— Apex police arrested a man Wednesday night after he crashed a stolen truck.

It was initially believed that Ronald Reed had also stolen the items in the truck, but that turned out to be false.

Penske, which owns the truck, said the items belong to the company, police said.

Officers spotted the truck on Perry Road and thought it suspicious. When they tried to pull it over, Reed took off and drove into some woods. He took out trees and a fence.

The truck ended up in the back yard of a family that had recently moved to Apex from New York City.

“We expected some nice peace and quiet, but here we are with a truck in our back yard,” said Rich Pagnoa.

Reed ran from the scene. About 45 minutes later, a Cary police dog tracked him down.

Police charged Reed with speeding, felony speeding to elude arrest, resisting, delaying and obstructing, driving with a revoked license, damaging property and possession of a stolen vehicle.

He was being held in the Wake County Jail under a $36,000 bond.

He is also wanted in Maryland, police said. There was no word on when he'll face extradition.