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Second man charged in town of Herman burglary

September 14, 2018

JUNEAU — A second man has been charged with breaking into a town of Herman home last month.

Robert Couch, 37, Kenosha, will make his initial appearance in court Oct. 1. He is charged with a felony count of armed burglary and could face up to 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine if convicted.

Travis D. White, who is currently listed in Dodge County Jail, faces the same charges. He is scheduled for an arraignment Oct. 17.

According to the criminal complaint, a detective for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office overheard a report Aug. 24 at 12:45 p.m. of a suspicious vehicle on Highway DW that matched a vehicle that the sheriff’s office was attempting to locate related to daytime residential burglaries in Dodge County.

Dodge County had asked for citizen’s help in locating a silver Mazda and two men who had been in the vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint, the detective found the vehicle backed into a driveway on Madison Road in eastern Dodge County and notified other officers. The detective saw the car left the driveway and travel south on Madison Road. The detective followed the vehicle and attempted to stop the car at the intersection of Madison Road and Highway 33 at 1:08 p.m.

Couch, who was on extended supervision as part of a 2006 sentence for an attempted first degree intentional homicide conviction, was the driver of the vehicle.

Couch’s cell phone was ringing nonstop which led the deputies to believe that someone might have been left behind, so they returned to the home. White was found on the property and a handgun was found in his waistband.

No one was in the home at the time of the incident. The homeowner was contacted and said nothing was missing and that the items in the house were for staging because the home was for sale. The only damage to the house was a screen was knocked out of a door.

White allegedly told deputies that he entered the house because a family member had a dangerous debt and needed the money.

White previously had been convicted of a felony in Chicago in 2015.

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