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Federal charges added after Twin Ports crime spree

Cody Lee Walker Nelson faces charges at the federal and state levels. Cody Lee Walker Nelson faces charges at the federal and state levels. |  Photo: St. Louis County Jail

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Created: November 17, 2021 05:34 PM

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.

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