Police chase goes from vehicle to foot pursuit

Published 12:04 am Saturday, July 29, 2017

KENNER — A LaPlace man led Kenner police on a harrowing chase this week that included vehicle and foot pursuits, ditched drugs and an unmanned vehicle left heading down the street, authorities said.

Corey Horton, 21, is charged with possession of a firearm by a person convicted of certain felonies, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule IV CDS, aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer, hit and run driving, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, no license plate, no insurance and no driver’s license.

Corey Horton

Kenner police said Horton was in possession of 5.7 grams of cocaine and 3 grams of marijuana.

Kenner Police said Officer Alex Decay attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2005 Toyota Corolla at approximately 12:25 a.m. Tuesday. Horton was driving the vehicle without a license plate in the 3400 block of Williams Boulevard, police said.

“Horton refused to stop his vehicle and attempted to evade officers, by entering a residential neighborhood where he began to (bypass) numerous stop signs,” a Kenner Police Department release said.

“As Horton attempted to evade, he momentarily stopped in the 3400 block of Connecticut Avenue, where he abandoned his vehicle, leaving it in drive. The abandoned vehicle proceeded forward and struck a vehicle in the 1700 block of West Esplanade. Kenner Police officers pursued Horton on foot. During the foot chase, Horton discarded a clear plastic bag that contained cocaine.”

Authorities said Horton was captured in the 3400 block of Colorado Avenue, where he was taken into custody and found with marijuana.

Officers said they located a .40 caliber handgun in Horton’s vehicle, with four doses of Tramadol a schedule IV CDS.

The handgun was found to be stolen from Mississippi, police said.

According to police, Horton pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor Aug. 14, 2016, marijuana possession Nov. 29, 2016, and to possession of cocaine and stolen July 6, 2017, which prevents him from owning or possessing a firearm.