Mall mugger pleads guilty

SANDUSKY A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty Monday to mugging two elderly Sandusky women at the S
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty Monday to mugging two elderly Sandusky women at the Sandusky Mall in December.

One of the woman's victims was beaten with a baseball bat.

Marilyn D. Holladay, 25, of Manning, S.C., pleaded guilty to two counts of felony aggravated robbery and two counts of felonious assault.

She could face up to 36 years in prison and a $70,000 fine for her crimes.

Her sentencing is scheduled for June 28.

Holladay was one of three people charged for two mugging incidents in December.

Both involved elderly women attacked at the mall.

One woman, 71, was from Marblehead and the other, 60, was from Sandusky.

Holladay approached the Marblehead woman while she was unlocking her car in the mall parking lot.

She asked for directions and, when the woman turned around, Holladay punched her in the face.

The other victim, a Sandusky woman, was also unlocking her car after an evening of Christmas shopping when she was hit in the head three or four times with a metal baseball bat.

The attack split her scalp and caused severe bruising.

Nearby shoppers came to both women's aid.

One of Holladay's alleged accomplices, D'Marcus Philon, 30, 1300 block of Campbell St., was scheduled to have a hearing Monday, but it was continued.

Philon's defense attorney, public defender Richard Garand, has withdrawn as his legal counsel as of April 16.