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Mizpah man sentenced for 2012 Kelliher bank robbery

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A 21-year-old Mizpah man was sentenced in federal court earlier this week for his role in a December 2012 robbery of the First State Bank of Bigfork in Kelliher.

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On Wednesday in Minneapolis, United States District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank sentenced Cody Lowell Troy to 120 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Troy, who was indicted along with a co-defendant, Travis Michael Burns in January 2013, pleaded guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Burns, 20, of Bemidji, was sentenced in October to 64 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

In his plea agreement, Troy admitted to robbing the bank while brandishing a 12-gauge, sawed-off shotgun that had a partially obliterated serial number, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He stole approximately $3,738. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, the Headwaters Safe Trails Task Force, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

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