Crime & Courts

Woodstock man accused of burglarizing St. Mary's Church

Travis T. Flight
Travis T. Flight

A Woodstock man remained at the McHenry County Jail on Friday on charges he used stolen keys to enter St. Mary’s Church to commit a theft, and stole from two other local businesses.

A judge has set bond for Travis T. Flight at $100,000, meaning he would need to post $10,000 bail to be released.

Police arrested Flight, 27, of the 400 block of Leah Lane on Tuesday. He faces several felony and misdemeanor charges tied to thefts at a Woodstock gas station and Walmart, and a burglary at St. Mary’s Church.

The incidents began Oct. 24, when police say Flight entered the church, 312 Lincoln Ave., and stole a set of keys, as well as damaged a door handle, according to a criminal complaint.

He then stole from Walmart, 1275 Lake Ave., by switching the price tags on several items, a separate complaint stated.

Using the keys he’s alleged to have previously stolen, Flight went back to the church Monday, a church employee said, noting that he recognized Flight from the church’s outreach with the homeless community.

The final incident happened Tuesday, when Flight is accused of entering Gas Cap Fuels, 401 S. Eastwood Drive, Woodstock, damaging a pane of glass, and stealing a credit card reader, according to separate complaint. He’s also alleged to have been in possession of a pair of white latex gloves, a silver lock pick, a set of allen wrenches and a flashlight, the complaint stated.

A judge has appointed a public defender to represent Flight, who is due back in court Monday.

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