5/2/2013 7:31:00 PM Perkins man gets prison term for possessing stolen guns
By Patti Weaver Journal Correspondent
One of two ex-convicts from Perkins accused of possessing four shotguns that were stolen from a neighbor has pleaded guilty to a two-count charge and been sentenced to two concurrent three-year prison terms.
Robert Lawrence Adame Jr., 29, who got out of prison two years ago, admitted in Perkins man gets prison term for possessing stolen guns court Friday to District Judge Phillip Corley that he had concealed stolen property and was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
His former roommate, Mathew David Lowe, 34, who was paroled from prison a year ago, remains jailed on the same charges, as well as possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Lowe is due to appear in court Friday before Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler.
Payne County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Myers wrote in an affidavit that on Jan. 25 he began undercover conversations with Lowe -- whose first name is spelled as Matthew on some court documents -- "via the social media site Facebook, which turned into conversations over the phone via text messaging."
"The conversations involved the selling of drugs and fi rearms. In several conversations, Matthew wanted to trade shotguns for either 'hand jobs' or 'foot jobs,'" the deputy alleged in his affi davit.
"From the evidence obtained in the conversations a search warrant was requested and granted for Matthew Lowe's residence located at 112 Timberline Drive in Perkins.
"Upon execution of the search warrant, four shotguns were located in the house and were consistent with the shotguns Matthew had spoken with me about," the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
Lowe was not at home, but Adame was present and "admitted the guns were in his possession also and possibly stolen from a residence down the street," the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
When Lowe was subsequently arrested at another residence in Perkins, "We located in his front right pocket a blue container that contained numerous baggies with residue. One baggie contained a crystal substance which tested positive presumptive for methamphetamine," the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
Lowe "told us where the guns that we had already located in the residence were and they were the ones he was trying to sell," the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
"He further advised he believes the guns were stolen and he was trying to sell them for his brother Robert and another unidentified friend," the deputy alleged in his affidavit.
According to state Department of Corrections records, Lowe was paroled from prison after serving about nine months of a five-year prison term for manufacturing methamphetamine at a Cushing residence on N. Linwood Street in 2010.
Lowe also has a conviction for possessing methamphetamine in Perkins in 2009 for which he was originally given probation that was subsequently revoked to a five-year prison term, on which he was also paroled a year ago, DOC records show.
Lowe also has a conviction for aggravated assault and battery in Perkins in 2004 for which he was placed on probation.