Woman charged with Evart bank robbery enters plea

REED CITY  — The second person involved in robbing an Evart bank entered a plea in Osceola County's 49th Circuit Court on Friday.

Melissa Renee Nudd, 30, of Pompano Beach, Fla., pleaded no contest to one count of larceny in a building and one count of fourth-degree fleeing a police officer.

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 failed to pull the vehicle over. Police pursued the vehicle for a few miles before Nudd stopped.

Nudd also 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 will be dismissed as part of the plea agreement with the Osceola County Prosecutor's Office.

The plea deal also includes an agreed-upon sentence of a minimum of one year and one day to a maximum of four years in prison. Judge Scott Hill-Kennedy informed Nudd if he chooses not to follow the agreement at sentencing, Nudd has the ability to withdraw her plea.

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, Hill-Kennedy sentenced Dingee to between 25 and 50 years in prison for his crime.

Nudd is scheduled to be sentenced later this month in Osceola County's 49th Circuit Court.