A Warren County judge granted bond last week to a Georgia man charged with carrying firearms and drugs in late December.
Zachary Robert Corbin posted bond Friday, according to online records for Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. Corbin, 26, of Grovetown, Georgia, stands charged in Warren County General District Court with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm with drugs and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
Judge W. Dale Houff granted Corbin’s release on bond Friday, which the defendant posted later that day. The judge scheduled Corbin’s next court appearance for Aug. 14.
Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy E.R. Nations states in a criminal complaint filed with charging documents that on Dec. 27 he saw a tail light out on a red sport-utility vehicle hauling a trailer. The vehicle turned left on 14th Street and into the deputy’s travel lane. The deputy stopped the vehicle at 6th Street, the complaint states.
The deputy asked the driver, later identified as Corbin, for his driver’s license. Corbin said he didn’t have his license but advised that he did have firearms in the vehicle, the complaint states. The deputy asked for the locations of the firearms and Corbin said he had one gun in the door, one in the console and another on the side of the door, the complaint states.
The driver stepped out of the vehicle as instructed and another law enforcement officer on the scene saw a small medicine bottle with the label removed in the center of the console. It contained a crystal substance, the complaint states.
The deputy found loaded handguns on the driver’s side door, in the compartment of the door and a third firearm between the driver’s seat and the console, according to the complaint. The crystal substance found in the medicine bottle tested positive for methamphetamine, the complaint states.
Authorities searched the vehicle and found rifles in the back seat and behind the console and driver’s seat. The rifles were covered with clothing, the complaint states.
A magistrate held Corbin in jail without bond pending his first court appearance. The magistrate notes in a checklist used to determine bail that a charge of possession of a firearm with a controlled substance carries a presumption against granting release on bond. The magistrate notes that Corbin has no ties to Virginia and, per the defendant, was in the state to pick up solar panels for his Georgia-based business.