A high-speed freeway chase on the evening of Monday, Dec. 28 ended with the arrest of two of three suspects who ran from the car.
The chase began at 8 p.m. when a Ceres Police Officer traveling southbound on Highway 99 spotted a red Honda speeding into Ceres. The officer attempted to stop the car but the driver accelerated. The pursuit went into the Midway and Atlantic area where a stolen gun was thrown from the vehicle. Ceres Police Department spokesman Sgt. Pat Crane said that the suspects' car got a flat tire, began erratically going all over the road and posed a threat to pedestrians in the area.
By this time three patrol cars were engaged in the chase and one rammed the suspect's vehicle as a PIT maneuver. The car was stopped and three ran. Officers detained and arrested two while the third got away.
David Luke, 29, of Modesto, was booked on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, parole violation, evading arrest in a vehicle and possession of stolen property.
Passenger Cardoza Teene, 26, of Modesto, was charged with possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.
The gun was recovered and traced back to a Manteca burglary.