Convicted Felon/Probationer Driving Stolen Car Arrested for Several More Crimes
Photo: McCormack’s stuff
NOVATO — During a traffic stop a deputy arrested a convicted felon suspected of committing several more crimes. His alleged crimes while free on probation include—stealing the car few hours earlier.
A Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped the car, which was reported stolen on October 18. After attempting to get away, the driver pulled over near Vineyard Road and Wild Horse Valley Drive.
Additional law enforcement assisted in this arrest. Novato police backup units arrived, along with detectives from the Marin County Auto Theft Task Force.
Authorities determined the suspect was on probation and wanted for several outstanding arrest warrants. His other alleged crimes include burglary and another attempted vehicle theft.
Consequently, detectives searched the stolen car. Inside, they found a syringe, suspected methamphetamine, an illegal stun gun and shaved keys.
None of these recovered items belonged to the car theft victim. Therefore, authorities concluded the suspect was intending to commit additional crimes in the area.
With assistance from Novato police, the deputy arrested William S. McCormack, a 28-year-old resident of Antelope. They booked McCormack on open charges at Marin County Jail.
McCormack is looking at a total of 11 felonies and misdemeanors. His charges include vehicle theft and possession of a controlled substance. That’s in addition to charges for burglary, possession of burglary tools, and evading a police officer. Not to mention—probation violations for his prior convictions.