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Dickinson man sentenced in Medina bank robbery

A Dickinson, N.D., man was sentenced Wednesday to serve 7 1/2 years in prison for his role in a Medina bank robbery.

Satrone Rashard Boyd, 38, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Erickson.

Boyd and Rendell Charles Hardy, 41, Dickinson, were accused of “forcefully robbing” Northland Financial in Medina while wearing clown masks on Oct. 25, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon’s office. After approaching the teller, Boyd demanded money from a bank employee and the two men fled the scene in a stolen vehicle.

Boyd and Hardy later changed vehicles southwest of Medina before being identified at a truck stop on the east side of Jamestown, according to the release. A surveillance video showed Boyd throwing the masks and a set of keys into a dumpster by the Star Lite Motel.

Boyd was later apprehended in Fargo, and Hardy was apprehended in Dickinson.

Erickson also sentenced Boyd to serve three years of supervised release and to pay $2,670 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

Hardy’s sentencing is scheduled for July 1 in U.S. District Court.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Dickinson and Fargo police departments.