Virginia woman charged with assault, robbery of 75-year-old
A 75-year-old Iron woman told police she was in her living room watching television Sunday night when she heard a noise from the other room.
Getting up to investigate, she found a young woman she did not know standing in her bedroom.
“Who are you?” the resident asked.
“I am your worst (expletive) nightmare,” the invader allegedly replied before punching the woman in the face.
Authorities say the suspect, 23-year-old Lindsay Marilyn Mayry, repeatedly demanded money before eventually fleeing with the victim’s purse, cellphone, jewelry box, a jar of coins and a GPS unit.
Mayry was arraigned Wednesday in State District Court in Virginia on eight charges, including five felonies, related to a string of incidents over the span of about an hour.
In addition to the home invasion, Mayry is accused of stealing about $200 in cash from her grandfather, taking a set of keys from a Cotton gas station and spitting on a deputy and a nurse after her arrest.
Mayry, of Virginia, remains in the St. Louis County Jail. Sixth Judicial District Judge Robert Friday set her bail at $50,000.
According to a criminal complaint:
St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office deputies were first called to the SuperAmerica station, 7521 Comstock Lake Road in Cotton, at 6:20 p.m.
An employee reported that she found a woman rummaging through her purse in the office, taking a key ring and fob worth about $100. Deputy Troy Fralich reviewed surveillance video and recognized the suspect as Mayry.
Just after 7 p.m., dispatch was notified of the robbery at a residence on the 4000 block of County Road 7, about 22 miles northwest. The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect and her car that matched what was seen in the gas station video.
Deputies met with the 75-year-old, who had blood on her face and shirt. She recalled that the intruder kept asking “money, money, where’s your money?” After getting punched, the victim said she turned to run from the residence and was again struck in the shoulder. She eventually made it to a neighbor’s house to summon help.
Within 13 minutes of the robbery call, Eveleth police officers found Mayry’s vehicle near the intersection of County Road 7 and State Highway 37. They initiated a traffic stop and she pulled into the Crossroads convenience store parking lot. Officers noted that she had several $20 bills in her hand and attempted to place her under arrest.
Mayry reportedly resisted, pulling her arms away, kicking at the officers and later spitting on a deputy during transport. Before bringing her to jail, deputies took her for an evaluation at Essentia Health-Virginia, where they said she was similarly combative and spat in the face of a nurse.
While deputies were still on scene at Crossroads, they were approached by Mayry’s grandfather, who reported that the defendant had been at his house about 45 minutes earlier. He said she left without telling him, and he quickly realized that the cash was missing from his billfold.
Law enforcement later searched Mayry’s car, finding the keys stolen from SuperAmerica, as well as a bag of items taken from the assault victim.
Mayry is charged with first-degree aggravated robbery, two counts of first-degree burglary and fifth-degree assault in connection with the home invasion.
She also faces two counts of fourth-degree assault stemming from the altercations with officers and medical personnel, as well as two misdemeanor theft counts related to the stolen keys and cash.
A check of court records reveals prior convictions for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault and theft.
Mayry is due back in court on Aug. 20.