St. Paul man sentenced Tuesday for cellphone theft ring operation charge

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One of the dozen people charged for their alleged involvement in a cellphone theft ring that operated in downtown Minneapolis was sentenced Tuesday.

Alfonze Stuckey, 23, was sentenced to just shy of five years in prison for a racketeering charge that he pleaded guilty to late last month.

As previously reported, Stuckey was one of a dozen people charged for their alleged involvement in the ring, which prosecutors say operated from June 2021 through May 2022. All 12 people were charged with one count of racketeering. Each of the suspects faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of three times the gross value gained during the operation, as well as other costs.

Six of the 12 suspects — Lawrence Miles, Emarion White, Sherrod Lamar, David Mullins, Sharlotte Green and Charlie Pryor — are still wanted.

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Three others — Heiron Birts, Charlie Pryor, Jr. and Aaron Johnson — each have an omnibus hearing scheduled for the end of January. Fellow suspect Zhongshuang Su has a motion hearing scheduled for April 17, while suspect Antonio Green has an omnibus hearing scheduled for Jan. 5.