He led police on a chase, blowing stop signs and driving into oncoming lanes at high speed, the sheriff’s office said. Other officers managed to puncture his tires with spike strips.
The Honda pulled into a business park with police still in pursuit. Gellatly opened the driver-side door and left the vehicle without putting it in park, running alongside his own car, the sheriff’s office said.
When he tried to cut in front of the car, it crashed into a building and tree, and pinned his leg under one of its flattened wheels.
Investigators found numerous, apparently stolen, items inside the car, and have returned some to at least two victims, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office said Gellatly would be booked on charges likely including attempting to elude officers, reckless driving, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and second-degree theft once he’s discharged from the hospital.