After dragging an Iredell County constable with his automobile, a man is in custody

Davidson Officials say that a man is in jail after he ran from a traffic stop in Iredell County and ran over a constable with a car.

The 33-year-old Corey Allen Leazer was accused of:

  • Felony assault on a law enforcement official with a dangerous weapon
  • Felony run away to avoid
  • Various driving charges

On Saturday night, authorities claimed, a deputy pulled over a vehicle at the petrol station at 896 Oakridge Farm Highway, which is on the outskirts of Mooresville. Cory Allen Leazer, the driver of the halted car, attempted to elude the constable and then returned to his vehicle.

Leazer drove off, dragging the deputy around fifteen to twenty feet, according to officials, despite the deputy’s best efforts to remove him from the car. Leazer did not appear to be injured by the deputy’s gunshot.

After returning to his car, the constable attempted to stop Leazer once more, but a chase started. Due to Leazer’s high speed, the volume of traffic, and the concern for everyone’s safety, the pursuit came to an end when they reached Rowan County, according to the authorities.

Leazer’s car was located in Mecklenburg County shortly after, according to officials.

Leazer was reportedly close to Halle Marrie and being followed by K-9 units, according to Davidson officials at around eight in the morning on Sunday. About eight twenty in the morning, he was under arrest.

Leazer was treated by EMS, according to officials, before being turned over to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office because of the frigid weather.

Leazer was out on bond for previous charges, including felony larceny, for which he was on probation at the time of the event, therefore the judge decided not to provide a bond for him.

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