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Ceres Police nab Merced County attempted murder suspect
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This was the scene on Millcreek Court in Ceres on Monday when police caught up to 45-year-old Jose Barajas, Jr. who was wanted for attempted murder in Merced County . - photo by Courtesy of Ceres Police

A 45-year-old man who was being sought for attempted murder in Merced County was arrested by Ceres Police on Monday.

An officer observed Jose Barajas, Jr., who was known to have an active arrest warrant, and kept his eyes on him as backup arrived. He ignored officers’ attempts to stop him in his pickup and Barajas led multiple officers on a short pursuit through Ceres ending on Millcreek Court.

Barajas was arrested and turned over to Merced Sheriff’s detectives who took custody of Barajas for booking into the Merced County Jail.