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Arpin teen returns to court Sept. 24

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS (WAOW) - A judge is to decide Sept. 24 whether prosecutors have enough evidence for a 17-year-old Arpin boy to stand trial in an attempted robbery of a grocery store in Marshfield owned by 96-year-old Margaretta Wolf.

Cordell Ellingson made his first appearance in Wood County Circuit Court on Monday on one count of felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Prosecutors say Ellingson urged a 13-year-old boy to rob the neighborhood store July 15 so they could get money to go swimming and buy gas for a car to ride around.

The feisty Wolf refused to hand over any cash, offering Tootsie Rolls instead, and she gained nationwide media attention for her bravery.

Circuit Judge Todd Wolf ordered Ellingson's preliminary hearing for Sept. 24, according to online court records.

Ellingson is free on a $2,500 signature bond.

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