Kenosha Man Sentenced To Over Four Years In Prison For Role In Burglary

(Herman) A Kenosha man was sentenced Friday to four-and-a-half years in prison for his role in a burglary in the Dodge County town of Herman. In May, Robert Couch entered a no contest plea to an emended felony charge of Burglary of a Building or Dwelling. Another suspect, 29-year-old Travis White of Chicago, entered a not guilty plea to felony Armed Burglary in October. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release in August 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. On August 24, 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 conducted. The 47-year-old Couch was the driver and complied with commands to exit the vehicle before being 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 reportedly found near his 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 allegedly said he entered the home because a family member had come into a serious debt problem and needed money or items to clear the debt. In addition to prison Couch was placed on extended supervision for five years.