Police searching for shoplifting suspect

One person was arrested and police are searching for another after a shoplifting report led to a police pursuit in Greenwood this week.

At 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Greenwood police were called to Walmart, 1133 N. Emerson Ave., on a report of two people shoplifting. Workers told police the two people had driven away and gave them a description of the vehicle, according to the Greenwood Police Department report.

An officer spotted the vehicle on County Line Road and tried to stop it, but the driver sped off, running a red light and turning into neighborhoods off Emerson Avenue before reaching a dead end on Heathwood Drive, near Franciscan Health Indianapolis, the report said.

The driver got out and ran, but the passenger stayed in the vehicle, which police found was stolen, the report said. Tesla Corbin, 24, of Findlay, Ohio, was arrested on charges of theft and obstructing justice. She initially gave police another name for the man who had been driving, and when police confronted her, she gave them a different name.

About 15 Greenwood officers searched for the man until 8 p.m. Tuesday with police dogs, and officers from Indianapolis and Bargersville police and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwood Police Department spokeswoman Kortney Burrello said.

Franciscan Health Indianapolis went on lockdown after they were notified of the manhunt, she said.

Corbin, 2355 Jennifer Lane, was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail. She was held on $2,400 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.