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Duluth man faces 21 charges in connection with daylong crime spree

Oct 06, 2021 05:32AM ● By Editor

Charges have been filed in connection with a standoff with police from last week. Cody Lee Walker Nelson faces 21 new crimes.  Photo: St. Louis County Jail

From WDIO-TV - October 5, 2021

The criminal complaint outlines quite the list of crimes. And now, 30-year-old Cody Lee Walker-Nelson faces 21 new charges, including aggravated robbery, burglary, and reckless discharge of a firearm.

According to authorities, it started Friday morning in Superior, with Walker-Nelson allegedly breaking into a home and stealing 12 firearms.

It then moved to Duluth, where he allegedly stole an SUV, crashed into a van with vulnerable adults, and stole another car from a gas station. 

Then, the complaint said he drove back to Superior, and attempted to rob a bank on Belknap Street.

After that, he allegedly held a couple in Duluth at gunpoint, before fleeing the scene with some of their money.

The complaint said he headed to the Milkhouse in Piedmont, and tried to steal a truck there. And the truck happened to belong to an off-duty police officer.

Police reported there was a high speed chase that lasted 8 miles, with the defendant going up to 100 mph.

Eventually, the Walker-Nelson holed up inside an apartment on North Central Avenue. He allegedly fired a gun at a drone the police were using. But he was taken into custody that night.

Walker-Nelson has been in a courtroom before, having  multiple convictions on his record.

Bail has been set for the new charges at $800,000. 

Charges are still pending in Douglas County.

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