Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2011

Union County Sheriff’s Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted or Kidnapping, Carjacking and Other Offenses

Officers from the Union County Sheriff’s warrant squad apprehended a Newark man wanted on several charges including kidnapping and carjacking stemming from an incident in Plainfield last year.

The Sheriff’s Officers spotted Michael Irby near his Parker Street home in Newark Tuesday. After requesting additional manpower, the officers force entry into the residence after requests to open the door went unanswered and found the suspect hiding under a bed. Irby was taken into custody without further incident.

Irby, 21, was arrested on charges of first degree kidnapping, first degree robbery, second degree possession of a weapon, second degree aggravated assault, first degree carjacking, second degree burglary and second degree unlawful possession of a weapon. He is currently in the Union County Jail.

The officers from the Union County Sheriff’s Office involved in the arrest were Sgt. Darryl Warner, Sgt. Carlo Caparruva, Det. Anthony Gialanella, Officer Michael Schultz, Officer Joanne Toth and Officer Kenneth Randazza.

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