Florida woman jailed for handing husband's guns to cops


His wife, 32-year-old Courtney Irby, told investigators he had tried to run her over with a auto.

Now, she faces faces charges of armed burglary and grand theft.

Eskamani is planning on sending a letter to Polk County State Attorney Brian Haas asking him not to pursue the charges brought against her. "We should be outraged by her arrest, and Irby should not be prosecuted by the local State Attorney's office", Eskamani wrote in a statement.

"Yes, but he wasn't going to turn them in so I am doing it", she replied, according to the officer.

"So, are you telling me you committed an armed burglary?" an officer asked, per WKMG.

Joseph Irby was released from police custody later that day, after 24 hours at the Polk County jail. He was arrested June 14 on domestic violence charges. According to his arrest report, they both got into their cars and then he used his vehicle to strike her back bumper several times, running her off the road.

A police report obtained by the Miami Herald said she was "in fear of her life".

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Irby's attorney, Lawrence Shearer, did not immediately return a request for comment; nor did Robert Peddy, Joseph Irby's lawyer.

John Morgan, a personal injury attorney, said in a tweet that his law firm would represent Irby for free.

Port St. Lucie Sergeant Detective Terry Henkel told reporters that they're still trying to "ascertain" her motive in the double homicide.

After they arrested Courtney, police called Joseph at the Polk County jail. She said she has been in communication with Irby's friends and hopes to set up a meeting with the woman soon.

Eskamani filed a bill in the past legislative session seeking to expand authority to remove weapons from those convicted of a domestic violence offense. Morgan later said he had learned that another law firm is handling her case.

A Florida woman has been arrested after allegedly slaughtering her family early Monday morning. "Even though Taylor may have been ignorant of the actual law, to punish her for that situation when she was trying to protect herself - and when she had been injured or threatened - just doesn't make sense".