LIVINGSTON COUNTY – One of the three ‘Mac Salad Bandits’ has been indicted by a Grand Jury on Burglary and Forgery charges stemming from two separate incidents, including the alleged Mother’s Day burglary at Build-A-Burger restaurant in Mount Morris.
Matthew Sapetko, 34, of Mount Morris, was arraigned Tuesday morning on Burglary in the Third Degree, Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree charges for the alleged forced entry into Build-A-Burger and theft of security camera equipment, an empty cash register, and a big bowl of macaroni salad, and arraigned on Forgery in the Second Degree and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree charges for allegedly passing a forged check at another Mount Morris business on an earlier occasion.
“My client is not of a mind to accept the offer by the District Attorney’s Office,” said Sapetko’s attorney, Christopher Laragy.
Laragy requested that a pre-plea investigation be ordered on both matters.
Sapetko is currently held at the Livingston County Jail on $7,500 cash or $15,000 bond for Burglary and $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond for forgery.
Marullo was re-arrested as part of the Drug Task Force ‘spring roundup’ in May for an alleged sale and possession of marijuana in an earlier incident.
Walker was also re-arrested in May for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree after police found that there were stolen tools in his truck from fire and scam victims Bob and Smidge Stevens at the time of the Build-A-Burger burglary investigation.
Marullo has already accepted a guilty plea and agreed to testify against Sapetko and Walker at Grand Jury.
PHOTO CAPTION: Cover – Matthew Sapetko. Inset – (L-R) Timothy Walker Jr., Matthew Sapetko, and James Marullo. (Photos/Livingston County Sheriff’s Office)
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