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Bismarck Woman Sentenced for Role in Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Dec. 18, 2014, Nicole Marie Speed, 35, from Bismarck N.D., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve Judge Erickson sentenced Speed to 60 months’ probation on condition she be placed on 12 months of home confinement with electronic monitoring and complete 750 hours community service. Speed had previously pled guilty to Accessory after the Fact in connection with the bank robbery of the Northland Financial bank in Medina, North Dakota. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $2670 and a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

On Oct. 25, 2013, Speed provided a handgun to Satrone Boyd which was used in the bank robbery of Northland Financial Bank Medina, N.D. On October 25, 2013, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Boyd and codefendant Rendell Charles Hardy forcefully robbed Northland Financial in Medina, N.D. wearing clown masks. Hardy, in possession of a handgun, demanded money from bank employees after which the two men fled the scene.

Boyd and Hardy later changed vehicles southwest of Medina, N.D., before being identified at a truck stop near the Star Lite Motel in Jamestown, N.D. A surveillance video showed Boyd throwing the masks and a set of keys into the dumpster by the Star Lite Motel. Boyd was later apprehended in Fargo, North Dakota. Judge Erickson previously sentenced Hardy to serve 12 1/2 years in prison for bank robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Boyd was sentenced to serve 7 ½ years in prison for the bank robbery.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation together with the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the Dickinson Police Department and the Fargo Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer prosecuted the case.

Updated February 4, 2015