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33-year-old charged with multiple felonies after mini-crime spree

Corey Leach Corey Leach

Henderson County sheriff’s deputies charged a 33-year-old Hendersonville man with multiple felonies after they responded to a call about a vehicle damaging property and later a call about a house break-in on Bearwallow Mountain.

On Wednesday, July 20, the sheriff's office received a call of a suspicious vehicle doing damage to private property on Bearwallow Mountain Road in Edneyville. When deputies arrived in the area they spotted the vehicle in question and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle fled from the deputies and a chase ensued. After a short vehicle pursuit the driver of the vehicle, Corey Leach, abruptly stopped the vehicle and ran into a wooded area.

Deputies called for the assistance of a K-9 team to track the suspect. While deputies were awaiting the arrival of the K-9 unit, a Henderson County dispatcher received a 911 call from a resident on Bearwallow Mountain Road reporting that an unknown male had just broken into her home. The description she provided of the subject matched the description of the suspect who had fled from the law officers and then run into the woods.
Deputies responding to the residence and saw Leach, who had exited the home and was in the process, the sheriff's office said, of attempting to steal a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of the home. After a brief struggle deputies took the suspect into custody. The occupants of the residence had secured themselves in a bedroom during the incident and were unharmed.

Leach was arrested and charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony assault with a deadly weapon on law enforcement, two counrts of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, attempted larceny of a motor vehicle,
robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping, resist, delay and obstruct arrest and felony breaking & entering. He is currently being held in the Henderson County Detention Facility under a $255,500.00 secured bond.