After car chase Fresno man arrested on weapons charge

Cory Michael Scow
Cory Michael Scow Fresno Police Department

After a short car pursuit, officers arrested a man March 12 in central Fresno on suspicion of weapons and other offenses, Fresno police said.

Cory Michael Scow, 43, of Fresno, was behind the wheel of his truck and going in and out of conscious, likely due to illegal drug use, when officers were dispatched to the 200 block of North Van Ness Avenue around 5:20 p.m., Fresno police said.

When officers asked Scow to get out of his vehicle, he allegedly started his truck, drove off and led police on a short chase.

Scow was arrested, and during a search of his vehicle, officers found a semi-automatic, .22-caliber handgun with a live round in the chamber and 10 rounds in the magazine.

Scow was booked into the Fresno County Jail for carrying a loaded firearm in public, concealing a firearm in a vehicle and other charges.

Fresno police encourage anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. The Felon with a Gun program offers a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Razi Syed: 559-441-6679, @razisyed