Bond set for bank robbery suspect

EAST LIVERPOOL – A man charged Tuesday in connection with a robbery at a Glenmoor bank appeared in Municipal Court Wednesday where Judge Melissa Byers Emmerling set bond at $100,000.

Tary L. Gilbert, 36, whose last known address was 1050 Fairfield School Road, Columbiana, appeared for video arraignment from the county jail on one count of robbery, filed Tuesday night by St. Clair Township Police.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled Feb. 20 on the robbery charge, with a pretrial also set for the same day on an unrelated charge of passing bad checks.

The second charge stemmed from a $29.47 check written to the Calcutta Giant Eagle in June 2012 for which his account had insufficient funds.

According to court personnel, Gilbert advised he is currently homeless and he apparently has no employment, according to a financial disclosure form he completed.

The form showed that Gilbert previously lived in Akron and worked for Medical Mutual, earning $3,800 per month but he indicated he no longer lives in Akron, nor is he employed for the insurance company, with no income listed.

The same form showed that Gilbert has $16,000 in a 401K account but owes $14,000 in student loans. He was granted a public defender.

The judge ordered him to have no contact with Home Savings in Glenmoor.

Court records showed no additional information about Tuesday’s events that led to Gilbert’s arrest, reiterating only that he fled west on Y&O Road in a dark blue vehicle and was taken into custody after a brief pursuit by county sheriff’s deputies.

Police said Tuesday he had presented a note to bank personnel, demanding money but did not show a weapon.