A man being pursued in Corning early Sunday morning ditched an assault rifle, according to police. An Audi was being pulled over by officers near Liberal Avenue and before the car came to a stop a passenger jumped out and ran. 39-year-old Noah Ryan Coats, a parolee, was detained nearby and a search was done of the area. An AR style rifle was found hidden in the brush. Coats was booked into jail on multiple charges. The car was towed.