ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud man who took part in a St. Joseph armed robbery when he was 17-years-old has run afoul of the law again.

Nineteen-year-old Tanner Crane has pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun.

An aggravated robbery charge stemming from a January 2021 incident where he was accused of stealing a pair of expensive sneakers from two men has been dismissed. A drug charge alleging Crane was trying to sell Percocet pills also was dismissed.

He pleaded guilty to the gun charge after Sartell Police discovered the weapon following a traffic crash. Court records show Crane was overdosing on a mixture of heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine last May when he crashed the car.

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Officers discovered the gun when it fell out of Crane's waistband.

Crane is unable to have a gun after being convicted of a 2019 hold-up of a man fishing at Millstream Park in St. Joseph. He was given a stayed sentence of nearly five years in prison.

Now, the Stearns County Attorney's Office says Crane is expected to be given a 5-year prison sentence for the gun possession charge.


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