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Man pleads guilty to Medina bank robbery

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One of two men charged with robbing the Northland Financial Bank in Medina on Oct. 25 pleaded guilty to the charge 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 at 1:30 p.m. in Fargo.

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

Boyd and Hardy allegedly entered the Northland Financial Bank around 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 wearing clown masks. One of the men had a handgun and brandished it as they entered the bank and demanded money, according to information provided by Reisenaurer. The two men allegedly 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 later on the same day the robbery occurred, and Hardy was apprehended in Dickinson on Oct. 26.

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

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