Dickinson Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 07, 2014|
FARGO—U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on April 7, 2014, Rendell Charles Hardy, 41, of Dickinson, North Dakota, pleaded guilty to bank robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson.
On October 25, 2013, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Hardy and co-defendant Satrone Rashard Boyd forcefully robbed Northland Financial in Medina, North Dakota, wearing Halloween masks. After quickly approaching the teller, Hardy, in possession of a handgun, demanded money from a bank employee, after which the two men fled the scene. Boyd and Hardy used a stolen vehicle as a getaway vehicle. They were identified by video at a truck stop near the Star Lite Motel in Jamestown, North Dakota. The surveillance video showed them throwing the masks and a set of keys into the dumpster by the Star Lite Motel. Hardy was later apprehended in Dickinson, North Dakota. Boyd’s sentencing is set for April 14, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in U.S. District Court.
Judge Erickson set Hardy’s sentencing for July 1, 2014, at 2:15 p.m. in U.S. District Court.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, together with the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the Dickinson Police Department, and the Fargo Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer is prosecuting the case.