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Auburn man who pleaded guilty to felony charges skipped sentencing and opened a pizzeria in Tennessee

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says several agencies worked together – bringing a man who was arrested on an array of felony charges in May 2019 into custody.

Anthony Ranuaro, 34, of Auburn was taken into custody in Winchester, Tennessee, where he was living under the assumed name of Antonio Renaldo.

Schenck said in a press release that Ranauro had recently been featured in a local newspaper in Tennessee after opening a pizzeria in that area. He also did a series of radio interviews promoting the restaurant.


The publicity is what led detectives in Cayuga County to finding him.

Ranauro had been charged with several felonies based on his unlawful possession of illegally possessed handguns, rifles, and high capacity magazines, as well as ordering fraudulent identification documentation to accompany it.

In February 2020, Ranauro pleaded guilty to two felonies in relation to that arrest. He didn’t show up for sentencing, which led to a warrant being issued for his arrest.

Sheriff Schenck says the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division was assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service.

He’s currently being held at the Franklin County Jail awaiting extradition. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call 315-253-1610.

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