October 21, 2014

Not guilty plea in ‘tootsie roll’ robbery attempt

A 17-year-old Arpin boy is pleading not guilty for his part in a now-famous attempted robbery in Marshfield.

Cordell Ellingson is charged in Wood County with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for convincing a 13-year-old to rob Wolf’s Grocery Store in July. The 13 year old put on a mask and tried to rob 96-year-old Marge Wolf at knife point. She refused to give him any money, and offered Tootsie Rolls instead. A detective testified that Ellingson laid out the plan for the robbery and put the other boy up to it. A judge found enough evidence to move on to trial. If convicted, Ellingson faces six years in jail

Raymond Neupert, WSAU