An investigation into two intruders who bound and robbed a rural Milton couple is continuing, and Rock County Sheriff Bob Spoden is attempting to assure rattled residents that the home invasion is an isolated incident and not the start of a trend.
“We are very pleased with some of the things that we did obtain as evidence,” says Spodem. “We're hopeful that we can identify these assailants as soon as possible.” Sheriff Spoden says he's dedicating the entire detective bureau to the case. Late Thursday night, two intruders posed as stranded motorists and asked for help at a home northeast of Milton. The pair then displayed a small caliber handgun, bound the couple with duct tape, and took items from their home. After about 45 minutes, one of the homeowners was able to maneuver to a kitchen knife, cut them free and call 911.
Spoden's department hasn't stated what was taken in the home invasion. “By and large, Rock County is a very safe community,” says Spoden. He adds that residents need to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings, but he doesn't expect a rash of home invasions.