Teen’s violent crime spree draws 18-year sentenceby Sheryl Kornman on May. 05, 2009, under Local, Special
Dion Bruner was one of four teenagers arrested in September
Dion Bruner, 19, one of four teenagers arrested in September in a string of violent crimes, was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison by Pima County Superior Court Judge Richard Nichols.
Bruner’s aggravated sentence on 34 charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and rape resulted from his involvement in what Tucson police called a crime spree that included robbing the Cash Box Pawn Shop, 2014 S. Craycroft Road, and stealing guns.
The guns were used in an apartment robbery and in several robberies of convenience markets, police said.
Co-defendant Tyrel Flowers, who was 17 when he was arrested, is a member of the Bloods street gang, police said.