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* Monterey County Parolee, Carlos Montes, Arrested When Loaded Gun Allegedly Found In Truck

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A parolee was allegedly found standing in his Greenfield residential driveway with a loaded pistol in his truck Friday night, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. During a parole check at 27-year-old Greenfield resident Carlos Montes’ residence in the 900 block of Tyler Avenue, a fully loaded .45-caliber pistol was allegedly found in the bed of a pickup truck that was parked next to Montes around 9:05 p.m., according to sheriff’s officials. Montes allegedly made statements indicating it was his gun.

He was then arrested on suspicion of parole and weapons violations and carrying a weapon in a Gun-Free School Zone, sheriff’s officials said. Montes is a reputed Norteno gang member, convicted felon and has prior convictions for weapons violations, according to sheriff’s officials. He was standing less than 1,000 feet from Greenfield High School when he was taken into custody, officials said.

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