Stevens County men charged with aggravated robbery
MORRIS – Two Stevens County men have been charged with aggravated robbery after allegedly hitting a man with a baseball bat while stealing $3,500 in cash.
Cody Tyler Bouressa, age 21 of Donnelly, has been charged with one count of aiding and betting an aggravated robbery in the first degree and simple robbery, and Brett Allen Bouressa, age 23 of Cyrus, has been charged with one count of aggravated robbery in the first degree and one count of simple robbery.
Aggravated robbery carries a sentence of between 41 months and 20 years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine, while simple robbery carries a sentence of no more than 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.
According to the complaint, at about 10:45 p.m. on June 7, officers with the Morris Police Department responded to a report that a 29-year-old man, Tyler Montonye, had been robbed outside of Key Row Apartments in Morris.
Montonye told police that shortly before he was robbed he received a call from Cody Bouressa to meet him at Key Row Apartments. When Montonye arrived, he was approached by a large man carrying a baseball bat, the report states.
While the man with the baseball bat hit Montonye with the bat, a smaller man approached from the other side of the vehicle and began choking the victim through the window. Montonye recalled overhearing one of the individuals whispering, “Grab it. It's in his pocket,” the report states.
Montonye said he attempted to hand over the $3,500 in cash in his pocket, but “he was unable to do so because of being choked by the individual on the passenger's side,” the complaint states. After the alleged attackers found the money, they left.
Montonye told police that he suspected that his co-worker, Cody, was involved with the robbery because Cody was one of only two people he told about the cash, the report states. Late, Montonye identified Brett as one of the alleged attackers after looking at photos on Facebook with a friend.
According to the complaint, Brett told police that on the day following the robbery, Cody put $500 on a vehicle. A friend told police that on June 9 both Brett and Cody went to the Lariat in Cyrus for a street dance and were “buying a lot of drinks for people which was out of character for them,” the report states.
Both Brett and Cody will next appear in court on Monday, June 17. Bail for both was set at $30,000 unconditionally or $10,000 with conditions.