Judge sets bond at $40K for attempted bank robber

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NAPLES, Fla.- A man who attempted to rob the BB&T bank on Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road Tuesday afternoon is being held on $40,000 bond.

Deputies say Aaron Cody Brown, 23, demanded $100,000 and threatened to blow up the bank.

Brown claimed to be with ISIS before fleeing from the bank on foot, deputies said.

“There certainly appears to be some mental health issues here,” said Jerry Berry, Brown’s attorney, in court Wednesday.

Berry told the judge Brown has lived in Collier County since he was five, attended Gulf Coast High School, and has never been in trouble with the law before. Yet the State Attorney’s Office still asked for a heightened bond, saying Brown is a danger to the community.

The judge ordered Brown to stay away from the bank and he is also not allowed to have any firearms.

Brown’s next court appearance is on May 31.


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