LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Sanibel man accused of drive-by shooting ambush on an officer was issued a $2 million bond.
Jon Hay faces one count of first-degree attempted murder against a law enforcement officer. He showed very little emotion Monday as a judge issued his bond and a no-contact order with Jarred Ciccone, the officer he's accused of trying to murder.
Ciccone was sitting in his car after a routine traffic stop when he was shot. Investigators say he also engaged in a gun battle with two others officers when they attempted to arrest him. Fourteen spent shells were recovered from the scene and an AR-15 style rifle was also recovered, according to investigators.
A criminal trial attorney not connected to the case told Fox 4 because this isn't a murder case, Hay's non-violent past may have played a larger role in the Judge's decision.
"Prior record is very important to a judge," said Stuart Pepper. "Also their ties to the community; has this person lived here for many years, were they born and raised here," he added.
If Hay does post bond he'll be required to wear a GPS monitor and turn over his guns to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
His case comes at a time when officers around the country are coming under target, and some argue a $2 million bond may not be high enough to fit the crime.
"The question is what's a fair amount under the constitution," said Pepper.