New Orleans man suffers broken leg after fleeing in a stolen vehicle

Posted: December 5th, 2018 | Filed under: Arrested, News Releases

New Orleans man suffers a broken leg after fleeing
in a stolen vehicle from St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputies

A New Orleans man driving a stolen vehicle suffered a broken leg after fleeing from St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office deputies attempting to make a traffic stop, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Corey Greathouse, 28, of the 1400 block of Clouet Street, was transported to University Medical Center to be treated for a broken leg after he led deputies on a chase into New Orleans and jumped into an empty drainage canal while trying to flee on foot.

After Greathouse is treated for non-life threatening injuries, he will be transported to St. Bernard Parish Prison to be booked with possession of stolen property, flight from an officer and reckless operation.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a white 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander listed as stolen out of New Orleans being spotted in Arabi.

Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of Judge Perez Drive and Rowley Boulevard, but the driver, later identified as Greathouse, refused to stop and led deputies on a pursuit into the Ninth Ward in New Orleans.

When Greathouse came upon an impassable construction site near the corner of Alvar Street and Florida Avenue, he abandoned the stolen vehicle and fled on foot. While fleeing from deputies, Greathouse jumped into an empty drainage canal, falling nearly 20 feet and sustaining a broken leg.

Greathouse was apprehended by deputies and transported to the hospital.

Sheriff Pohlmann said no one else was injured in the incident.