Two men accused of holding up a New England bank make their first appearance in Federal court.
Johnner Ward, Jr. and Colt Schneider are charged with bank robbery and the use of a firearm in a crime of violence.
The men face a maximum of life in prison.
Ward and Schneider pleaded not guilty to the charges in U.S. Federal Court in Bismarck today.
Authorities say the men used guns to rob a teller at American Bank Center in New England on October 18th.
The men were arrested in November.
Ward was found in Texas and Schneider in Florida.
They will go on trial February 12th 2013.
Federal authorities say they are not looking for anyone else in the case.