FCSO apprehend a Warren County Fugitive after a chase

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) reports a high speed chase of a Warren County fugitive April 9. 

A FCSO Deputy attempted a traffic stop after spotting a vehicle traveling the wrong way on the Interstate 81 313 on ramp at Millwood Pike.

The vehicle refused to stop with the driver making several erratic maneuvers to avoid pursuit.

The driver pulled into Costco and struck two parked vehicles before reentering the road.

After several attempts to elude authorities, the driver ran a stop light at Crossover Boulevard and headed toward Papermill Road.

At Clydesdale Drive additional deputies deployed spike strips and punctured 3 of the 4 tires of the vehicle.

Even after the puncture the suspect crossed into the northbound lanes of Front Royal Pike and eventually off the pavement and on to private property near Armel Road.

Once off the road the driver fled on foot and into a group of junk cars on the private property.

The property was secured by law enforcement with the suspect coming out of the driveway and was taken into custody.

Matthew Gregory Grajeda of Front Royal faces several charges including Felony Eluding, hit and run, Reckless driving, and driving without a license in Frederick County.

Further investigation revealed that Grajeda is wanted out of Warren County for grand larceny as well.

The 28-year-old Grajeda has been transported to the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center where he is being held without bond.

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