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North Pole man ordered to pay $100K in restitution, gets over 6 years in prison for theft

  • Author: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 24, 2018
  • Published December 24, 2018

FAIRBANKS — A 26-year-old North Pole man convicted of stealing guns, coins and jewelry from a home was ordered to pay more than $100,000 in restitution.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Shanon Stowell also was sentenced in state court last week to six years and seven months in prison in a plea arrangement with prosecutors for the 2017 theft.

The sentence is on top of a 10-year federal prison term Stowell is serving for stealing 50 guns and gun parts from a Fairbanks storage space in 2015. He was sentenced June 29 in the federal case and ordered to pay more than $70,000 in restitution.

Defense attorney Natasha Norris says Stowell has worked hard while in custody to finish classes, take treatment seriously and move on once he’s done serving time.