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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Minot N.D. Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

FARGO - U. S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Dec. 18, 2014, Antoine Lee Williams, 28, from Minot, N.D. was sentenced before U. S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson, following a guilty plea to Bank Robbery, to serve 33 months in prison to be followed by 36 months supervised release. Williams must also pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

On October 24, 2013, Williams entered the Gate City Bank of Carrington, N.D., grabbed a slip of paper and left. A few minutes later, Williams reentered the bank, wearing a tan hat and sun glasses, and handed the teller the slip of paper demanding money and threatened her. Surveillance footage showed Williams leaving the scene in a white vehicle. Williams was apprehended shortly after leaving the bank. All monies from the bank robbery were recovered.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation together with the Foster, Sheridan and Bottineau County Sheriff’s Offices, and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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

Updated February 4, 2015