DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A man from Poughkeepsie remains remanded to the Dutchess County Jail after firing an illegal semi-automatic handgun following a late-night domestic dispute over the weekend, state police said.
Shortly after midnight on Saturday, March 25, state police were dispatched to a LaGrange home following reports of a domestic dispute. The subsequent investigation revealed that 21-year-old Ian Irby had fired a semi-automatic pistol into the air as he was driving away from the residence following the incident, police said.
According to police, Irby was stopped by officers from the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department and detained. When the firearm was recovered, it was determined that Irby possessed it unlawfully and it also was equipped with an illegal high-capacity magazine.
Irby was arrested and charged with felony counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the illegally modified magazine. He was also charged with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned in the Town of Pleasant Valley Justice Court and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $25,000 bond. He is due back in court later this year.