Nudd gets prison time for her part in robbing bank in Evart

Melissa Renee Nudd,
Melissa Renee Nudd,

REED CITY — A Florida woman was sentenced to prison Thursday for her role in the robbery of an Evart bank.

Appearing in Osceola County's 49th Circuit Court, Melissa Renee Nudd, 30, of Pompano Beach, Fla., was sentenced to between one year and one day to four years in prison for the charge of larceny in a building, and one year and one day to two years for a charge of fourth-degree fleeing a police officer. She is given credit for 218 days already served. Her sentences will run concurrently.

On Dec. 2, Nudd pleaded no contest to one count of larceny in a building and one count of fourth-degree fleeing a police officer as part of a plea agreement with the Osceola County Prosecutor's Office.

Before the plea deal, Nudd was facing one count of armed robbery, one count of bank robbery, one count of larceny of $1,000 or more but less than $20,000, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of felony firearm. However, those charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement .

Nudd is accused of driving the vehicle after her co-defendant, David Dingee, pulled a gun and robbed the First Merit Bank on May 26 in Evart. When an officer attempted to make a traffic stop, Nudd continued driving. Police pursued the vehicle for a few miles before Nudd stopped.

In October, Dingee reached an agreement with the Osceola County Prosecutor’s Office, pleading guilty to one count of armed robbery as a habitual offender. In exchange for his plea, multiple other charges filed against Dingee were dismissed.

In November, Dingee was sentenced to between 25 and 50 years in prison for his crime.