Two arrested with stolen vehicle after striking a utility pole in Chalmette

LEVAR RUSSELL, 17, arrested with a stolen vehicle after striking a utility pole.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office

Two 17-year old males were arrested Thursday night, Nov 24, with a stolen vehicle from New Orleans after striking a utility pole in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

The crash near Paris Road about 7 p.m. knocked out electrical power in parts of the area for various periods of time.

Two others, both unknown suspects in the vehicle, are at-large, the sheriff said.

Both arrested suspects, one jailed and the other hospitalized in New Orleans for leg injuries in the crash, are being booked with possession of a stolen auto.

Corey Harris, who was found in the vehicle, is in University Hospital.

The other suspect, Levar Russell, who fled the vehicle and was found hiding under a house, was also booked with resisting an officer by flight, and with misrepresenting his name when taken to jail.

Russell is being held in St, Bernard Parish Prison with no bond set.

The Sheriff’s Office received information a stolen vehicle had entered the parish, Sheriff Pohlmann said, and deputies were alerted to he on the lookout for a red Honda and the license number was given.

Shortly afterward. deputies spotted the vehicle, but the driver wouldn’t stop, changed directions and tried to evade arrest, the sheriff said.

But after crossing Paris Road west-bound on Judge Perez Drive the unknown driver struck a utility pole and three young men jumped out the car, with two getting away.

The car was reported stolen in New Orleans and belonged to a rental agency in Jefferson Parish.