WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - A man who told a police officer during a traffic stop that he was on his way to a local gun range has been charged with possession of a pistol that had been reported stolen.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit released Wednesday, 21-year-old Brayden Marriott Preece was clocked speeding on U.S. 183 in Williamson County when he was pulled over.
He told the officer that he had guns in his pickup because he planned to stop at a gun range, the document said.
Preece also told the officer that his driver's license had been suspended. The officer checked his driver's license number and examined the five firearms in the truck. The serial number of one of them, a .44-caliber pistol, matched that of one reported stolen to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.
In addition to being charged with driving with a suspended driver's license, Preece is charged with possession of a stolen firearm.