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LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The spouse of James Marullo, one of the infamous ‘mac salad bandits,’ was arrested after allegedly slipping her hubby some tobacco at the Livingston County Jail.
According to a press release from Livingston County Undersheriff Matthew Bean, Mariah White-Marullo, 22, of Mount Morris, was arrested and charged with Promoting Prison Contraband in the Second Degree, on May 29.
Following arraignment in Geneseo Village Court, White-Marullo was remanded to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail.
White-Marullo, will return to Geneseo Village Court to answer charges on a later date.
James Marullo, 35, is one of three men charged with the burglary of a cash register, security camera equipment, and a big bowl of macaroni salad from Build-A-Burger at 6455 Begole Road in Mount Morris. Police followed a trail of the mac salad, which the three apparently took turns eating, along the Greenway to Marullo’s apartment.
James Marullo accepted a plea deal just four days after the alleged receipt of the tobbacco at visitation, pleading guilty to a felony Burglary charge agreeing to testify against co-defendants Matthew Sapetko, 34, and Timothy Walker Jr., 23, at Grand Jury as part of a negotiated state prison plea deal.
“There was a plan to go get some tools out of the shed behind the burger place,” said James Marullo at colloquy. “Tim got a rock, though Matt tried to kick in the door. Tim broke the window and went in and grabbed the cash register and handed it to me, and I sat by the Greenway to watch. We went to my house and broke open the register, only to find nothing but change. So then they went back. They saw cameras so they stuck those in a bag, and they came out with milkshake exploded on them and the mac salad.”
James Marullo was looking at 2 to 4 years at Willard Correctional Facility for the Burglary, but that may change in light of the new contraband allegations.
James Marullo, Sapetko, and Walker Jr. are all charged with Burglary in the Third degree, Criminal Mishief in the Third degree and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree.
James Marullo was also arrested on misdemeanor charges as part of the Livingston County Drug Task Force’s annual Spring Roundup, and Walker Jr. was charged with Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree when stolen tools were allegedly found in his truck as part of the Build-A-Burger burglary investigation.