Bail set for robbery suspect at $1M

Leonard McCoy Jr. is accused in a June 23 armed robbery.


Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 10:52 p.m.

A man accused of robbing another man outside a Gainesville home last week and knocking him to the ground with a gun is being held in the Alachua County jail in lieu of a $1 million bail.

Leonard M. McCoy Jr., 31, was arrested on charges of robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery, according to an arrest report. The bail amount was set in a bench warrant issued Friday.

McCoy is one of two suspects in the June 23 robbery, which occurred in the 2900 block of Northeast 13th Drive, said Lt. Mike Schibuola.

Two men, both armed with handguns, confronted the victim outside a home at night, telling him, "You know what time it is, give me everything, you know what this is," police reported.

The man, who later identified McCoy as one of his attackers, said McCoy hit him over the head with his gun and knocked him to the ground.

The robbers stole the man's credit cards, wallet and $1,000 in cash, according to an arrest report.

Police identified McCoy as a suspect after linking him to the vehicle used in the robbery, Schibuola said.

In a police report, officers described the victim's wound as a "vicious injury that required stitches and caused permanent disfigurement."

McCoy has a conviction for a 1998 robbery.

He was released from the state prison system in March after serving more than two years for an attempted-robbery case dating from 2006, according to online records with Department of Corrections.

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