This was an unexpected surprise…
A Florida prosecutor is deciding whether to pursue charges against a woman who turned in her husband’s guns to local police while he was in jail on a domestic violence charge.
Courtney Irby left a divorce proceeding after her estranged husband allegedly rammed his car into her vehicle and ran her off the road. Joseph Irby, 35, was arrested on a domestic violence aggravated battery charge and released on $10,000 bail the next day.
While he was in custody, Courtney Irby allegedly broke into his home and left with his assault rifle and handgun. Then she turned them in to the Lakeland Police Department.
“So you are telling me you committed armed burglary?” a police officer asked her.
Police arrested her and charged her with two counts of grand theft of a firearm and one count of armed burglary. She spent six days in jail and got out on $7,000 bond.
Her family says that Courtney Irby took the weapons to police out of fear for her and her children’s safety.
Citing court documents, the news site reported that Joseph Irby accused his wife of showing aggression during divorce proceedings and said she had taken a third firearm that he said was not handed over to police.