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Couple arrested & facing felony charges; Loaded firearm found in stroller
A couple has been arrested in Sarasota after an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The weapon, a fully loaded 9mm handgun, was found by Sarasota Police officers under the couple’s stroller where their infant child was sitting.
Mikayla Gibbs, 19, of Sarasota, is facing charges of Aggravated Assault with a Weapon without Intent to Kill (felony). Kori Quick, 24, of Sarasota, is facing charges of Child Neglect without Great Bodily Harm (felony) and Aggravated Assault with a Weapon without Intent to Kill (felony). Gibbs and Quick are boyfriend and girlfriend.
On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, Sarasota Police officers responded to the 2200 block of Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, for a reported assault. The victim, who was sleeping in a chair in the alleyway, told officers he was threatened by two people who had weapons. The victim said he saw the two people the day before when he was assaulted by Gibbs.
The victim went around the corner of the building to grab his cell phone when Quick followed him and started arguing with him. The victim said at the same time, Gibbs walked up, and started punching him. The victim grabbed his cell phone and started videotaping the encounter. When the victim reached for his backpack, he told officers he heard Gibbs ask Quick for her gun. The victim told officers as he ran away, he looked back and saw a gun in Quick’s waistband. The victim was able to escape and call 911 and Quick and Gibbs left the scene.
Quick and Gibbs were found a short time later with their infant child (born March 4, 2020) walking to their home in the 2000 block of Adams Lane, Sarasota. Sarasota Police officers found a 9mm handgun underneath the stroller where the couple’s infant child was sitting. The firearm was loaded with a round chambered.
Quick and Gibbs were arrested and transported to the Sarasota County Jail without incident. Their infant child was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital to be treated and then the Department of Children and Families took responsibility for the child.
Mikayla Gibbs, 19
Kori Quick, 24