A man and woman were convicted Wednesday in a brazen Fresno robbery that captivated Fresno in early 2016, when a robbery victim pulled a gun on the two bandits and opened fire at a northeast Fresno ATM machine.
Jeremy Lynd, 34, and Bobbie Sue Sevier, 32, were convicted of armed robbery by a Fresno County Superior Court jury.
Lynd also was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and assault with a stun gun or Taser. In addition to robbery, Sevier was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon.
Sevier was driving a getaway car and was wounded. Lynd, who was armed with a stun gun, ran from El Paso and Blackstone avenues in the Marketplace at River Park and escaped. He was captured three days later in Sacramento.
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Lynd used a stun gun on a retired Fresno County sheriff’s deputy who, in turn, opened fire.
The events of Jan. 8, 2016 unfolded about 5:15 a.m. at an Educational Employees Credit Union machine where the victim was approached by Lynd.
After initiating small talk, Lynd tried to subdue the victim by shocking him with the electronic stun gun, once in the neck and once in the lower back while demanding money, police reported.
But the victim, who had a concealed weapons permit, got back to his car and retrieved his pistol.
That’s when Sevier rammed the victim’s car and tried to strike the victim, who was standing outside the car.
The victim fired four rounds at the car, striking Sevier in the leg. She crashed the car into a planter at a Starbucks coffee shop next to the ATM.
As Lynd ran from the scene, Sevier was taken to the hospital and later arrested.
Lynd also was suspected of crimes in Sacramento and Turlock.
Lynd will return to court for a hearing Friday about his previous criminal history. If that history is added, he could face up to 35 years in prison. Sevier faces up to four years and eight months in prison. Her sentencing is Sept. 7.