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11/19/2021

Twin Ports crime spree, standoff suspect indicted on federal charges

Bemidji Pioneer

The crime spree that has already resulted in 26 charges in Minnesota and Wisconsin state courts now has Cody Walker-Nelson facing significant federal prison time.

DULUTH — A man who allegedly stole multiple guns and vehicles, attempted to rob a Superior bank and barricaded himself inside a West Duluth apartment building for several hours in October has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Cody Lee Walker-Nelson, 30, is charged with attempted bank robbery, brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of firearms. The indictment was handed down Wednesday, Nov. 17, by a federal grand jury in Madison, Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Walker-Nelson already was facing 26 charges, including 24 felonies, in state courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin following the alleged Oct. 1 crime spree.

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