5 & 1/2 Years in Prison for Credit Union Robber

An Escanaba man will spend more than 5 years in prison for an armed robbery of a credit union earlier this year.

21-year-old Carl Crane III was sentenced today to 66 months in federal prison.

Crane pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of the Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union in Rapid River back on January 19th.

U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar also sentenced Crane to 4 years of supervised release after he’s released from prison.

Authorities say Crane entered the credit union and brandished what appeared to be a handgun, demanding money.

He was wearing a ski mask but was quickly identified.

Crane’s accomplice, Jacob Johnston pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting. He’ll be sentenced on August 18th.