Fugitive sought after high-speed car chase

Joshua Trevon Munoz, 19, eluded officers on foot after crashing stolen car
Joshua Trevon Munoz

Police are asking Medford residents to watch for a 19-year-old man who led officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen car, crashed and ran off Tuesday night, abandoning his female passenger.

Joshua Trevon Munoz, of Lake Stevens, Wash., is wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a case involving drug charges. He is described as a black male, 5-feet-11, with black hair and brown eyes.

His passenger, Justine Christine Campbell, 18, of Kent, Wash., was booked and released from the Jackson County Jail on charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.

Pursuit of the pair started at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday near the Phoenix exit on Interstate 5, when an OSP trooper attempted to stop a northbound 2004 Acura TL with Washington plates.

When Munoz raced off, police chased the car until it exited onto Highland Drive in south Medford, where Munoz lost control of the car and crashed.

Munoz got away, but Campbell was caught and arrested after a short chase. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department, and police from Medford and Phoenix, helped OSP search for Munoz. They abandoned the search at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday near the Bear Creek Greenway.

Police confirmed the vehicle had been stolen in Lake Stevens, Wash.

Medford police believe Munoz could still be hiding in the area and may attempt to steal another vehicle.

Anyone with information about Munoz is asked to call 911 or the OSP Southern Command Center at 541-664-4600.

Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ryanpfeil.

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