Superior man gets prison for Shooters Supply burglaryA Superior man will spend three years in prison for breaking into Superior Shooters Supply and stealing more than two dozen handguns.
A Superior man will spend three years in prison for breaking into Superior Shooters Supply and stealing more than two dozen handguns.
Cody James Johnson, 19, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court on Wednesday to felony charges of burglary and burglary-arming self with a dangerous weapon and one count misdemeanor obstructing an officer. He was sentenced to six years in prison with three years of confinement and three years of extended supervision. Conditions of supervision include that Johnson have no contact with Boss Electric or Superior Shooters Supply, pay his share of the $6,589 restitution, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow recommendations, provide a DNA sample and pay court costs of $278.
He was sentenced to six months in jail for the misdemeanor charge to run concurrent with the felony sentence.
Two felony theft counts, one as a party to a crime, a felony count of possession of burglarious tools and one count misdemeanor theft were dismissed.
According to the criminal complaint:
Johnson, Ryan Benjamin Aho and Antonio Frederick Williams broke into the Boss Electric building along Winter Street to steal copper wire on May 9. After they loaded the wire into their car, Johnson returned to the building. He broke into the adjacent Superior Shooters Supply building and stole a number of handguns; 26 guns were stolen from the business.
One of the stolen guns was found at a Brooklyn Park, Minn. residence; another was found at Williams’ brother’s home in Superior. One of the men involved in getting rid of the guns told Superior police officers that Aho and Williams each took the guns they wanted for themselves.
Aho, 25, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court last week to one count felony burglary as a party to a crime. Sentencing for Aho is set for Nov. 1.
Both Antonio and Romeo Williams have court dates later this month.