Two Injured During Home Invasion

May 17, 2008
Contact: Lt. David Karls Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

Madison, WI: Saturday, May 17, 2008 At approximately 1:39 am, Dane County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded with a Cottage Grove Police Officer to 3737 County Highway AB in the Town of Cottage Grove for a reported home invasion. Responding officers received information of a lone gunman entering the apartment located above this address and assaulting two residents. First arriving units found a 63-year-old male and a 55-year-old female who had been pistol-whipped by the assailant. Both individuals were transported to a local hospital and treated for significant, but non-life threatening, head injuries. The suspect is described as a white male, 5'06" to 6'00" tall, clean shaven, with a stocky build. The suspect was dressed all in black clothing and may have had on a hooded sweat shirt. The Dane County Sheriff's Office is investigating this crime at the request of the Cottage Grove Police Department. Dane County Sheriff's Office Detectives and Crime Scene personnel were called in to assist with the investigation. Anyone with information about this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the Dane County Sheriff's Office Tipster Hotline at 284-6900. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.