DeBary’s man hiding a dagger in his shoe stopped at court security

A DeBary man known to law enforcement is facing even more problems after he was caught with a dagger hidden in his shoe while trying to get into Volusia County Courthouse on Friday. The suspect was examined in a Deland courtroom around 11am, put his belongings in a box, then walked through the magnetometer and was stopped in his tracks, the machine alerted 26-year-old Irvin’s feet and told him to walk again, the same thing happened Volusia County District Court Deputy Trevor Gamble asked Irvine to take off his shoes to be x-rayed. The deputy saw an eight-inch knife—which the Representatives called a dagger—hiding in the sole of Irvine’s right shoe. The blade was four inches. Deputies said Irvin told them the shoe was not his, and he didn’t know the knife was there. In September last year, investigators said Irvine became the subject of Florida red flag law after he allegedly fired a gun at people who were not at his home in DeBary. Representatives succeeded in obtaining a protection order against him, preventing him from possessing firearms and ammunition, however, it does not apply to other weapons and is due to expire in September. Irvine is charged with a misdemeanor for carrying a concealed weapon into the courtroom. The bond is $500.

A DeBary man known to law enforcement is in even greater trouble after he was caught with a dagger hidden in his shoe while trying to reach Volusia County Courthouse on Friday.

Austin Irvine was arrested by a deputy while he was passing a security check.

The suspect was examined in a courtroom in Deland around 11 a.m. He put his belongings in a box, then walked through the magnetometer and was stopped in his tracks.

The machine alerted 26-year-old Irvine, he was told to walk again, the same thing happened and Volusia County District Court Deputy Trevor Gamble asked Irvine to take off his shoes to be x-rayed.

The deputy saw an eight-inch knife—which the Representatives called a dagger—hiding in the sole of Irvine’s right shoe. The blade was four inches.

Deputies said Irvin told them the shoe was not his, and he didn’t know the knife was there. In September last year, investigators said Irvine became the subject of Florida red flag law after he allegedly fired a gun at people who were not at his home in DeBary.

Representatives succeeded in obtaining a protection order against him, preventing him from possessing firearms and ammunition, however, it does not apply to other weapons and is due to expire in September.

Irvine is charged with a misdemeanor for carrying a concealed weapon into the courtroom. The bond is $500.

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