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Man allegedly caught with loaded gun while being booked into Taylor County Jail

Published On: Jul 21 2013 03:33:18 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2013 04:02:46 PM CDT
Zachary Cornelison
ABILENE, Texas -

An Abilene man was arrested Saturday on several charges, including allegedly being caught with a loaded gun inside the Taylor County Jail.

According to police, 24-year-old Zachary Cornelison was driving down Frenchman’s Creek around 2:30 a.m. without his headlights on when he was pulled over.

Officers said he had an open alcohol container, a marijuana roach and an empty pistol case in the car. He also had three outstanding warrants for class C failure to maintain financial responsibility, class C possession of drug paraphernalia and class C disobeying a red light.

He allegedly denied having a gun; however, when he was searched at the jail, officers said a cocked and loaded pistol was found in the crotch of his pants. Officers said a bag or marijuana also fell out of his boxers. 

He was also charged with class A unlawful carrying of a weapon and third degree felony possession of a deadly weapon in a penal institution. As of Sunday, he remains in the jail on $11,670 total bond.