While responding to a call last fall about two men firing shots from a moving vehicle, a McClain County sheriff’s deputy recovered a handgun stolen earlier in the day.
Now the driver of the car, Ethan S. Ackerman, 20, of Purcell, is charged in McClain County District Court with knowingly concealing stolen property.
A warrant for Ackerman’s arrest is outstanding.
According to an affidavit, the deputy, Scott Gibbons, was en route to the call at 164999 Sooner Ave., when he spotted the suspect vehicle speeding north on Sooner Road.
Gibbons turned to follow the vehicle and saw it turn east onto 180th Street.
He clocked the car at 75 mph and saw it swerve off the road to the right before swerving back and crossing the center line.
After stopping the car, Gibbons spotted an open Glock gun case in the backseat.
Two guns were recovered from the vehicle, including a 5.56 AR style pistol reported stolen from a nearby home earlier in the day.