Chicago Man Sentenced In Dodge County Home Invasion

(Herman) A Chicago man was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of extended supervision for his role in an armed burglary in the Dodge County town of Herman. 27-year-old Travis White was convicted last month on charges of Robbery With the Threat of Force and a Sex Offender Registry violation.

Last August, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release with photos of two suspects and a vehicle believed to be involved in several residential burglaries. Through tips, law enforcement was able to identify one of the individuals in the photo as the owner of the car. A sheriff’s deputy took reports of a suspicious vehicle seen on County Highway DW that matched their description. Law enforcement later spotted the vehicle parked in a driveway at a residence on Madison Road in the town of Herman.

The car began backing out of the property and a high-risk traffic stop was conducting. The driver, Robert Couch, complied with commands to exit the vehicle and was placed under arrest. When deputies arrived back at the residence to search for other suspects, White was located and arrested. Following a body search a loaded handgun was found near White’s waistline.

Nobody was home at the time of the incident and the property owner later said that many of the items inside were staging pieces that did not belong to him because the house was for sale. In talking with investigators White said he entered the home because a family member had come into a serious debt problem and needed money to clear the debt.

The 47-year-old Couch will be sentenced next month on felony Burglary charges.