Conroe, June 22 – On June 15, 2019 at approximately 7 p.m., Montgomery County Constable Precinct 2 Deputy J. Smith of Constable Gene De Forest’s Office was dispatched to a deadly conduct call on Interstate 45 southbound coming from the area of FM 1097. The Sheriff’s Office dispatch advised that a motorist driving a metallic colored Jeep had pointed a black Glock style handgun at the reportee during a road rage incident.
Deputy Smith set up his patrol unit on I-45 southbound just south of Gladstell Rd. to wait for the suspect vehicle to pass. While waiting, he was advised that Conroe PD had observed the vehicle and stopped the vehicle at the intersection of I-45 and FM 2854 on the southbound main lanes of the freeway.
Upon his arrival, Conroe PD had already conducted a felony stop on the vehicle and detained the suspect. Conroe PD officers advised that once they had the suspect exit the vehicle, they observed a black Glock pistol secured in a holster on the suspect’s right hip. CPD officers advised they detained the suspect and secured the firearm. The firearm was identified as a black Glock Model 22 .40 caliber pistol. The firearm had 14 bullets in the magazine and 1 bullet in the chamber at the time of the stop.
Upon speaking with the suspect, Deputy Smith identified him as Shawn Paul Corriston, 46-year-old white male, by Texas DL and by Texas LTC permit card. Mr. Corriston advised that a vehicle had cut him off on I-45 that almost caused him to have an accident. Mr. Corriston was asked if at any point he presented, pointed, or otherwise threatened anyone with a firearm, to which he replied that he had not. Corriston was asked if he could explain why the victim was able to describe the color and brand of the firearm that he was observed carrying on his side in his holster, and he advised he could not.
Deputy Smith then spoke with the victim who advised of the similar road rage incident. The victim observed the suspect pointing a black semi-automatic handgun at him which he stated looked similar to a Glock pistol. The victim stated that he was scared for his life as well as that of his wife and child who was in a car seat directly behind the driver’s seat.
Mr. Corriston’s vehicle was searched incident to arrest, and a second firearm was located under the driver’s dash board area in a holster. The firearm is a Smith & Wesson M&P .40 caliber pistol. The firearm had 6 bullets in the magazine and 1 in the chamber at the time it was located. A second magazine with 7 bullets was found in the center console.
Mr. Corriston was placed into custody and transported to the Jail without incident. He was charged with Disorderly Conduct by displaying a firearm, a Class B misdemeanor. All firearms were seized as evidence and logged. A suspension affidavit was completed and Mr. Corriston’s LTC license was confiscated per state law.