Federal charges added after Twin Ports crime spree

A man who already faced dozens of charges in Minnesota and Wisconsin courts after an Oct. 1 crime spree now also faces several federal charges.

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against 30-year-old Cody Lee Walker-Nelson of Superior. The federal charges accuse him of attempting to rob a bank, brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of firearms.

The brandishing charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years, if convicted. The maximum penalties are 20 years on the attempted bank robbery charge and 10 years on the possession of firearms charge.

Walker-Nelson also faces 21 charges in Minnesota and five in Wisconsin.

Criminal complaints allege that he stole firearms from a rural Superior home, stole multiple vehicles, drove the wrong way on the Bong Bridge, attempted to rob a bank, and led police on two separate chases before holding officers in an hours-long standoff in West Duluth.