Third man sentenced in Shooters Supply burglaryA Superior man who took part in stealing 26 handguns from Superior Shooters Supply will spend eight months in jail.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man who took part in stealing 26 handguns from Superior Shooters Supply will spend eight months in jail.
Antonio Fredrick Williams, 32, of Superior pleaded no contest to theft, receiving a stolen firearm and an amended charge of entry into a locked and enclosed building, all as a party to a crime, in Douglas County Circuit Court on Dec. 19.
He was sentenced to eight months jail for the theft charge and two years of probation for entry into a locked building. He was ordered to have no contact with Superior Shooters Supply, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, maintain absolute sobriety, submit to random urinalysis and pay $276 in fines and court costs. A deferred judgment of conviction was entered for the receiving a stolen firearm charge, which is a class H felony.
If Williams completes the three-year agreement successfully, the charge would be amended to a class A misdemeanor of receiving/concealing stolen property with no additional jail time, and fines and court costs totaling $379.
According to the criminal complaint:
Williams, Ryan Benjamin Aho and Cody James Johnson 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 reported 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. A man involved in getting rid of the guns told Superior police officers that Aho and Williams each took the guns they wanted for themselves.
Johnson, 20, of Superior pleaded guilty in September 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 confinement and three years of extended supervision.
Aho, 25, pleaded no contest to one count felony burglary as a party to a crime in September. He was sentenced to seven years prison — three years confinement and four years extended supervision, consecutive to a Minnesota sentence. He is appealing his Douglas County conviction, according to online court records.
Williams’ brother, 28-year-old Romeo R. Williams, is slated to appear in court later this month for one felony count of theft and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.