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Couple who used bat to rob bar in Buxton sentenced

HILLSBORO--A Warwick, N.D., man has been sentenced to 366 days in prison after he and his wife used a baseball bat to rob a Buxton, N.D., bar in October.

HILLSBORO--A Warwick, N.D., man has been sentenced to 366 days in prison after he and his wife used a baseball bat to rob a Buxton, N.D., bar in October.

Billy Joe Herman, born in 1979, pleaded guilty this week to robbery, a Class B felony, and burglary, a Class C felony, in Traill County District Court. In addition to the prison sentence, District Judge Thomas Olson ordered Herman to pay $1,000 in restitution. He was granted 63 days of credit for time served.

Earlier this month, his wife, Crystal Herman, also born in 1979, was sentenced to supervised probation and ordered to pay $900 in restitution for her part in the incident.

At 1:30 a.m. Oct. 30, the couple entered the Triple VVV Bar, wearing bandanas over their faces, one of them wielding a baseball bat, according to court documents. The bar manager, who was alone at the time and was preparing to close for the night, locked himself in a room when the couple robbed the bar. The suspect began striking the door, knocking a hole in it.

However, the manager was not injured and the suspects left with cash, which initially was reported to be as much as $1,800.

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