By Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 30-year-old Glencoe man accused of possessing a sawed-off shotgun during a traffic stop by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan Long has been ordered to appear in court on Oct. 4 when he can seek a preliminary hearing on a felony charge.
If convicted of having a shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches long, Zeb Cranford Corbin could be given a two-year prison term and a $1,000 fine, court records show. Corbin remains free on $10,000 bail, court records show.
Corbin had an active Payne County warrant on a misdemeanor bogus check charge and his passenger, Courtney Wilson, had active Perkins Police Department warrants, the affidavit alleged. Both were arrested by the trooper on Aug. 27 just east of Union Road on McElroy Road, his affidavit said.
During an impound of the pickup truck that Corbin was driving, the trooper found a pouch containing make-up and a baggy with heroin that Wilson said was hers and that she had used earlier in the day, the affidavit alleged. Wilson was charged only with misdemeanor drug possession, court records show.
As the trooper searched the pickup, he “located a Star .45 ACP semi-automatic pistol under the driver’s seat where Corbin was sitting,” the affidavit alleged. “Corbin stated that he knew the pistol was there and that it was his and that he had purchased it from a known convicted felon,” the affidavit alleged.
The trooper found in a tool chest in the truck’s bed a loaded .20-caliber Stevens Model 311 shotgun that had been sawed off, the affidavit alleged.
“Corbin stated that he had purchased the shotgun and had measured the length of it and knew it was an illegal length,” the affidavit alleged.
Also found in the truck’s bed were several construction tools that had different names and initials on them, the affidavit alleged. The Payne County Sheriff’s Office “took possession of some of the equipment and is subsequently conducting a separate investigation,” the affidavit alleged.