Men Charged With Beating Elderly Woman In Forest Park
MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) – Two men have been charged with beating and stomping a 71-year-old grandmother in a Forest Park grocery store parking lot.
Kenny Hollyfield, 52, and Robert Mix, 53, were both charged with aggravated battery and aggravated battery to a senior citizen in the Feb. 11 attack. Hollyfield, who has been pinpointed as the primary assailant, was also charged with attempted first-degree murder and attempted robbery.
Police say the men and a woman were stalking a 71-year-old woman from Oak Park after she had left the Ulta Food Store at 7520 Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park.
When the woman left the store around 6 p.m. and began loading grocery bags into her car, the men attacked her and tried to grab her purse, police said.
When the victim refused to surrender her purse, one of the men dragged her and knocked her down, then kicked and stomped her several times in the head, police said. Police said they think she was targeted because she was elderly and presumed as frail.
As they investigated of the attack, Forest Park police found out that a vehicle matching the one the attackers were driving had been spotted in Maywood. This past Thursday, Forest Park police found the suspects and a third person in the vehicle and pulled them over.
Police found that two of the three suspects were involved, and they were the men charged.
A woman involved in the attack has not been found. Hollyfield, Mix and the woman all live together in west suburban Addison, police said.
Bond for Mix was set At $50,000 Sunday at the Maybrook Courthouse in Maywood. Bond for Hollyfield was set at a Monday hearing, but the amount was not immediately available.