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Dickinson Man Pleads Guilty to Medina Bank Robbery

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

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Jan. 21, 2014, Satrone Rashard Boyd, 38, of Dickinson, N.D., pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson.

On Oct. 25, 2013, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Boyd and another individual wearing clown masks, forcefully robbed Northland Financial in Medina, N.D. One of the individuals possessed a handgun and brandished it as they entered the bank. After quickly approaching the teller, the two individuals demanded money from a bank employee after which the two men fled the scene. Law enforcement received numerous leads regarding the suspects from several citizens near Medina and Jamestown, N.D. Both men were later apprehended. Boyd was apprehended in Fargo, N.D. His codefendant in the case, Rendell Charles Hardy, was apprehended in Dickinson, N.D.

Judge Erickson set sentencing for April 14, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. U.S. District Court.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with several state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, Dickinson Police Department, Fargo Police Department and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 29, 2015