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Dickinson man pleads guilty to Medina bank robbery

FARGO -- One of two men charged with robbing the Northland Financial Bank in Medina in October pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Satrone Rashard Boyd, 38, of Dickinson, pleaded guilty to bank robbery before U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Erickson in Fargo. Boyd’s sentencing is scheduled for April 14.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenaurer, who is prosecuting the case, said Boyd’s co-defendant, Rendell Charles Hardy, 40, of Lincoln, N.D., is scheduled to go to trial April 8 in Fargo.

Authorities said Boyd and Hardy entered the Northland Financial Bank around 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25 wearing clown masks. One of the men brandished a handgun as they entered the bank and demanded money, according to information provided by Reisenaurer. The two men then fled the scene.

According to information provided by U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon, law enforcement agencies received many leads regarding the suspects from citizens near Medina and Jamestown. Boyd was apprehended in Fargo on the day of the robbery, and Hardy was apprehended in Dickinson on Oct. 26.

The case was investigated by the FBI, along with the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, Jamestown Police Department, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Dickinson Police Department and Fargo Police Department.

Boyd was a Dickinson State University football standout in the early 2000s.

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