MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - Bail has been set at $800,000 for the surviving half of a pair suspected of robbing a Stuart bank Thursday.
Visible in the courtroom via close-circuit video from the Martin County jail was that the right side of 36-year-old Kevin Cyr's head was bandaged. He was dressed in a jail-issue red jumpsuit and open-toe sandals.
Cyr sat slumped and silent in a wheelchair as Circuit Judge Robert Makemson told him his bond and told him he would be appointed a public defender.
Cyr is charged with robbery with a deadly weapon; aggravated fleeing or eluding with serious injury or death; and two counts of aggravated assault on a law officer using a deadly weapon.
Cyr could also face federal charges after he and Sarah K. Gauvin, both from Massachusetts, allegedly robbed a Chase Bank at Monterey Road and U.S. 1 shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. Stuart police said Cyr brandished a firearm before he and Gauvin, 30, fled in a silver Mustang. The firearm later was discovered to be a fake.
Stuart police got behind the Mustang on Colorado Avenue in downtown Stuart before the car made a U-turn on U.S. 1 and headed south.
The Mustang crashed into an unmarked Martin County Sheriff's Office Chevrolet Trailblazer on Kanner Highway being driven by Lt. Kenneth Pickering. According to the Sheriff's Office, Pickering fired into the Mustang with a 12-gauge shotgun and Deputy David Clendenin did the same with a .45 caliber handgun.
The Sheriff's Office has not yet released information on the number of shots fired or which deputy's gunfire struck which suspect. But when the shooting stopped, Gauvin was dead and Cyr was wounded and taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce. He was released to the county jail Friday night.
Stuart Police spokesman Sgt. Marty Jacobson later said the gun Cyr allegedly brandished turned out to be a replica pistol.
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