Jun 23, 2013 4:47 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Homicide person of interest and two others arrested after pursuit

Officials with the Santa Maria Police Department say Joseph Munoz, the man wanted in connection with Friday night's homicide in Oceano, led police on a pursuit before giving in to arrest.

According to reports, police noticed a vehicle they believed Munoz was in. After investigating, they were able to determine that he was a passenger in the car.

The vehicle fled from police. Officers were led on a pursuit through the north side of Santa Maria, Highway 101, and finally the City of Guadalupe.

The vehicle eventually pulled over in a neighborhood, and everyone in the car submitted to arrest without incident.

Officials say the pursuit lasted 23 minutes and travelled 28 miles.

The pursuit started just after 9:30 Sunday morning.

Munoz was arrested for a violation of his parole as well as his alleged connection to the homicide in Oceano.

24-year-old Cassandra Deleon from Santa Maria was driving during the pursuit. She was also taken into custody, and officials plan to charge her for felony evading.

42-year-old Stacy Arajo of Santa Maria was a passenger during the pursuit. She was also taken into custody, but officials haven't released the charges.



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