- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A $10,000 cash-only bond has been set for a Grand Forks man believed to have robbed a hotel in Bismarck.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1GELEbt ) reports 24-year-old Eybon Watkins made his initial court appearance Monday. He is charged with felony robbery.

Authorities say Watkins entered the Ramada Inn on Aug. 24 carrying a handgun and a black trash bag. They say he aimed the gun at a night auditor and demanded money.

Police say Watkins walked out with $3,400 in cash from hotel lockboxes.

The newspaper reports Watkins was arrested on Sept. 29 at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Watkins remains at the Burleigh County Detention Center. He faces a minimum of four years in prison if convicted. His court case doesn’t list an attorney who could comment on the charge.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com


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