Police: Man with Guitar, Samurai Sword, Flask of White Powder Scared Customers Outside Iowa Gas Station

Deandre Lamar Ronald Irby (via Johnson County Jail)
Deandre Lamar Ronald Irby (via Johnson County Jail)

An Iowa City man was arrested and charged with an aggravated misdemeanor when his presence outside of a Kum & Go armed with a guitar, a samurai style sword, and throwing knives alarmed Tiffin residents enough that they called police.

According to an Iowa City Police complaint, Monday night at 11:21 p.m. officers were called to the Tiffin Kum & Go for the complaint of a man who was scaring customers. When officers arrived, they reported seeing Deandre Lamar Ronald Irby, 21, standing outside the gas station holding a guitar, a handle of some sort sticking out of the back of his shirt.

Police say that when the officer asked Irby what the weapon was, Irby responded it was a sword. The officer then confiscated the "samuri type sword" from him. In addition to the guitar and the sword, Irby also had two throwing knives on him, plus a flask of white powder that Irby allegedly said was "probably coke." 

Irby was booked into the Johnson County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor, and carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor. He is currently in the Johnson County Jail on $6,000 bail.
Matthew Georges June 11, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Matthew Georges June 11, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Anyone else remember this?
Stephen Schmidt June 11, 2013 at 06:31 PM
@Matthew I remember that. Good catch.
Jeff Klinzman June 12, 2013 at 08:46 AM
This guy obviously did NOT listen when his mother told him not to run while carrying pair of scissors...


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