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Judge revokes bond for suspect accused of killing man at WingHouse

Jonathan Sullivan, 26, shot, killed Sunday night

Jonathan Sullivan and Robert Bavle
Jonathan Sullivan and Robert Bavle

OCALA, Fla. – A Marion County judge rescinded bond Tuesday for the man accused of shooting and killing another customer at an Ocala restaurant over the weekend.

Robert Bavle, 23, made his first appearance in front of a judge Tuesday morning on second-degree murder charges. His bond was originally set at $50,000 but Judge Jim McCune denied bond based on the arrest report and other factors.

The shooting was reported Sunday night at The WingHouse of Ocala on Silver Spring Road, Ocala police said.

Witnesses said two men, Jonathan Sullivan, 26, and Bavle, got into an argument in the parking lot, when Bavle opened fire. 

Police said Sullivan sustained gunshot wounds to his chest, side and multiple ones to his back. 

Witnesses told police that Sullivan retreated after he was allegedly shot, and Bavle chased after him and continued to shoot.

A corrections officer eating with his family detained Bavle  until officers arrived, according to the arrest report.

Officers said they found an empty semi-automatic .40 caliber handgun on the porch of the restaurant and 13 shell casings in the parking lot.

 

Bavle will next appear in front of a judge on for July 25.


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