Police say they seized sword and knives from Iowa man at gas station

Deandre Lamar Ronald Irby (photo from Johnson County Jail)

Deandre Lamar Ronald Irby (photo from Johnson County Jail)

Police say they arrested an Iowa City man after he was reportedly scaring customers outside a gas station in Tiffin, Iowa.

Deputies say they found 21-year-old Deandre Irby outside the Kum & Go at 101 Village Drive just before 11:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013.  Irby was carrying a guitar and other items and he was reportedly scaring customers outside the store.

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies said they took a “Samurai-type” sword, two throwing knives and a flask of cocaine from Irby.   

Irby faced charges of carrying weapons and possession of a controlled substance.

Online records showed Irby was held in the Johnson County, Iowa Jail.

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