EVERETT (CBS) – Police are looking for two men and two others are under arrest after an assault rifle was thrown from a car during a chase.
Everett Police say it started late Thursday night when they tried to stop an SUV that didn’t have its headlights on. During the pursuit, officers say an AK-47 in a partially zipped gym bag was thrown out the window.
The SUV eventually hit a median, blew out the tires and crashed on lower Broadway near the Encore Boston Harbor Casino site. All four men ran off. Investigators say they found two more shotguns in the trunk. The weapons were apparently stolen from another state.
Police caught two of the passengers, 30-year-old Rashad Odom and 20-year-old Angelo Guimares, and charged them with multiple counts of firearms violations, including carrying a large capacity weapon without a license and resisting arrest. Both appeared in Malden District Court Friday morning.
Defense attorneys argued that as passengers their two clients had no idea what was being transported in the SUV.
Guimares was arraigned Friday afternoon and his bail was set at $1,500. Prosecutors wanted him held, saying he could reach out to the two suspects on the run. He also faces an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, which means he could end up being sent back to his native Brazil.
Odom is being held without bail and will be arraigned at a later date.
The driver of the SUV and the third passenger are still on the run and have not been identified.