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BISMARCK -- The second man charged in a 2012 bank robbery of American Bank Center in New England was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday.

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Johnner J. Ward, Jr., 29, of Abilene, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland to a total of 11 years under the supervision of the Bureau of Prisons, to be followed by three years of supervised release, along with $4,250 in restitution.

Ward pleaded guilty to charges of bank robbery and use and carry of a firearm during a crime of violence on Nov. 2.

Ward's accomplice in the Oct. 18 robbery, Colt Schneider, 19, of Rapid City, S.D., was found guilty of the same two crimes by a federal jury last week.

Sentencing for Schneider has been scheduled for Nov. 15 in U.S. District Court in Bismarck.

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