Texas Man Gets 11 Years for ND Bank Robbery 8/27/13
BISMARCK, N.D. - A Texas man will serve 11 years in prison for his part
in a bank robbery in the western North Dakota town of New England.
Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Johnner Ward Jr., of Abilene, Texas, was
sentenced Monday to four years for bank robbery. After that term, he'll serve
seven years for use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of
He pleaded guilty to both counts and also has to pay more than $4,200 in
restitution and fees.
Authorities say two men wearing black ski masks and carrying guns entered
American Bank Center in New England on Oct. 28 and ran away after grabbing money
from a bank employee.
Jurors convicted 19-year-old Colt Schneider, of Rapid City, S.D., last week
for his role.