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Ground Round security footage reportedly shows Worthington man driving stolen vehicle

Security footage allegedly shows Graylin Bryant Tanner exiting the stolen vehicle at Worthington's Ground Round.

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Mugshot for Graylin Bryant Tanner

WORTHINGTON — Worthington resident Graylin Bryant Tanner, 38, has been charged with felony-level possession of stolen property.

On Dec. 21, a Worthington Police officer responded to a report of a stolen vehicle left in the Ground Round parking lot in Worthington. Upon arrival, the officer met with the vehicle's registered owner, a Sioux Falls resident. The owner stated that the vehicle, a 2006 Mercury Mariner, was stolen from the owner’s residence a few days after Tanner showed up and asked if he could come inside to warm up.

According to the report, the owner fell asleep while Tanner was inside and upon waking, found that Tanner had left and the vehicle was gone. The owner reported the theft to the Sioux Falls Police Department and later learned the vehicle was in Worthington and that Tanner was in jail.

The officer confirmed the vehicle was stolen and contacted a member of the Sioux Falls Police Department who confirmed the owner's statement.

Another officer was aware that Tanner had reportedly been involved in an unrelated incident on Dec. 18. Tanner was reportedly seen driving away from the incident in the stolen vehicle that was later apprehended at the Ground Round. Ground Round security footage showed Tanner parking the stolen vehicle in the parking lot and getting out the driver's side door.

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The officer attempted to speak with Tanner at the Nobles County Jail but he refused to meet.

If convicted, Tanner faces a maximum sentence five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine. He is currently being held at Nobles County Jail.

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Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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