Mount Vernon Man Who Led Police on Manhunt Through New Rochelle Pleads Guilty to Assault Of A Police Officer

Written By: Robert Cox

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Leroi Bouche, 28, of 42 Sheridan Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York pled guilty today to one count of Attempted Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, a class “C” Felony.

On June 6, 2014, at approximately 7:15 a.m. at the rear parking lot of 630 East Lincoln Avenue, in Mount Vernon, the defendant drove a motor vehicle at a high rate of speed at a Yonkers police detective who along with other members of WDANI – Westchester District Attorney’s Narcotics Initiative were attempting to effect a car stop.

The detective was clearly identified by his clothing as a police officer and did identify himself as a police officer to the defendant and did order the defendant to stop the vehicle prior to the defendant accelerating the vehicle and striking the detective, seriously injuring him. The injured officer was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx where he remained for several days.

Bouche fled the scene on foot to the Chester Heights Section of Eastchester. He arranged to meet a person driving a pickup truck. He crossed into New Rochelle at Pelhamdale Avenue and was picked up by an accomplice on Robins Road. Police received civilian reports of a man laying down in the back of a vehicle matching the description of the getaway vehicle. The vehicle turned from Brook Street into the Heritage Homes townhouse complex. Police used video surveillance to confirm the report but Bouche got away.

A $5,000 reward offered for Bouche. About a week later, Bouche was located and arrested on June 12th, 2014 in the Bronx.  

Bouche faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in prison.  Sentencing will be on May 20th, 2015.

Assistant District Attorney John O’Rourke, Major Case Coordinator and Assistant District Attorney Laura Murphy of the Superior Court Trial Division are prosecuted the case.