Second man sentenced in Shooter’s Supply burglaryA second Superior man has received a prison sentence for his part in breaking into Superior Shooters Supply in May and stealing more than two dozen handguns.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A second Superior man has received a prison sentence for his part in breaking into Superior Shooters Supply in May and stealing more than two dozen handguns.
Ryan Benjamin Aho, 25, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court to one count felony burglary as a party to a crime in September.
One count felony of receiving stolen property and one misdemeanor count of theft, both as a party to a crime, were dismissed but read in for sentencing.
A charge of burglary-arm self with a dangerous weapon was dismissed.
He was sentenced Friday to seven years prison — three years confinement and four years extended supervision, consecutive to a Minnesota sentence. He was also ordered to provide a DNA sample, maintain absolute sobriety, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, complete a parenting program and have no contact with Superior Shooters Supply, Boss Electric or the other two men who were charged regarding the burglary, Cody Johnson and Antonio Frederick Williams, according to online court records.
He was also ordered to pay $268 in court costs and an undetermined amount in restitution.
According to the criminal complaint:
Aho, Johnson and Williams broke into the Boss Electric building on Winter Street to steal copper wire 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.
Johnson, 19, pleaded guilty to felony charges of burglary and burglary-arming self with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor obstructing an officer. He was sentenced to six years in prison with three years of confinement and three years of extended supervision.