SOLEDAD — Soledad Police are searching for a man who is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Zachary McCormack

According to the department, on Tuesday morning Zachary McCormack was in the Monterey Superior Court, where he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed firearm.

“Unfortunately, he did not learn,” police said on social media.

That night, McCormack led officers on a vehicle pursuit through the city of Soledad. During the pursuit, occupants threw a loaded shotgun out of the vehicle, which was later found to be stolen out of the state of Nevada.

McCormack fled on foot after the pursuit ended on Front Street. Two other suspects in the vehicle were arrested without incident.

Greenfield Police, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to offer assistance. Officers conducted an extensive search for McCormack but were unable to locate him.

In addition, police found several new 30 round .223 magazines, several loaded .223 magazines, shotgun ammunition, pills and cocaine.

“Zachary McCormack is considered armed and dangerous at this time and we ask that if you see him, you do not approach him but please call 911,” police said.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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