KOSCIUSKO — A local man was arrested after police say he entered into multiple homes, held victims against their will, stole items and eventually led officers on a police chase.
Leonard Charles Greer, 31, with addresses of Etna Green and Claypool, is being charged with burglary, a level 4 felony; criminal confinement, a level 6 felony; resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, a level 6 felony; intimidation, a level 6 felony; theft, a level 6 felony; invasion of privacy, a class A misdemeanor; and battery, a class B misdemeanor.
On Sunday, Sept. 30, an officer with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint regarding Greer. The homeowner advised Greer was inside her home and possibly high on drugs. The female homeowner has a protective order in place against Greer.
The homeowner told the officer that around 4:30 a.m., Greer broke into her house. The officer observed damage to the front door deadbolt. The homeowner advised that she and another female were sleeping at the time. Greer took the two women’s cellphones and told them he had guns in his car. The homeowner told the officer that she was in fear for their lives and felt that she could not leave the home.
The female further advised that Greer made the two females repeat “they don’t exist” multiple times. Greer showed the female a list of names that he said would not exist anymore after he was done with them. He further said that the homeowner’s children would not exist anymore.
The female told the officer that Greer then hit her on the head, smashed several photographs and a television and left the residence. When Greer left the residence, he still had possession of the females’ cellphones. The other female in the household told the officer the same sequence of events.
At 5:54 a.m., the officer received information about Greer’s location. When the officer arrived, a resident advised he saw Greer open the trunk of his car. The resident stated he confronted Greer, who took two pairs of boots and some clothing from the vehicle before driving away.
At 6:17 a.m., the officer received information about Greer’s location again. The homeowner advised that Greer entered his home without permission or consent. Greer began talking to the homeowner’s two grandsons and made them put their cell phones down. Greer attempted to get one of the men to leave with him.
When the officer arrived, he discovered a vehicle running idle in the driveway. As the officer activated his emergency lights, the vehicle backed out of the driveway and drove away. The officer activated his siren in pursuit. Greer drove several miles trying to evade the officer. Greer eventually wrecked his vehicle in Marshall County and was taken into custody.
Greer is being held on a $51,000 surety and cash bond.