Alleged bank robber bound over

EAST LIVERPOOL The man suspected of robbing the Home Savings and Loan branch in Glenmoor Feb. 19 was bound over to Common Pleas Court following a preliminary hearing in Municipal Court Thursday.

Tary L. Gilbert, 36, whose address is now listed as 3961 Indian Run Drive, Canfield, appeared on a robbery charge and was bound over by Judge Melissa Byers Emmerling.

Gilbert’s address was listed as Fairfield School Road at the time of the crime, and at his previous hearing in Municipal Court, he claimed to be homeless, with no employment.

The judge denied a defense motion Thursday to reduce the $100,000 cash/surety bond she set previously and also ordered the vehicle Gilbert was allegedly driving the day of the bank robbery returned to the rental company that owns it.

Gilbert is accused of entering the bank about 3 p.m. Feb. 19 and handing a note to employees demanding money. No weapon was shown.

He allegedly fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash but was pulled over near the Columbiana exit of state Route 11 and taken into custody shortly after the robbery.

An unrelated charge of passing bad checks was dismissed in Municipal Court Thursday.