WATCH LIVE | State attorney to announce if Lakeland woman will face charges for giving up husband's guns

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 17:12:28-04

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been arrested for allegedly taking her husband's guns and turning them over to police.

The state attorney is announcing on Wednesday whether or not they will pursue the charges.

Lakeland Police say 32-year-old Courtney Irby told police Joseph Irby tried to run her over with a car. She later went to his apartment and searched for the guns.

According to the arrest affidavit, she told an officer she had the guns and he asked if she had committed an armed burglary. According to the affidavit, she said 'yes', but explained that her husband wasn't going to turn them in. Police later spoke to Joseph Irby who said he wanted to press charges.

She was charged last week with armed burglary of a dwelling and grand theft of a firearm.

The Ledger reports the couple was in the midst of a divorce. Court records show she applied for a temporary injunction against her husband.