Bartlett man charged in 2017 Elgin church burglary

Updated 4/12/2018 6:40 PM
  • Travis T. Flight

    Travis T. Flight

A 27-year-old Bartlett man was charged this week for an October 2017 burglary of cash and musical instruments from an Elgin church, authorities said.

Travis T. Flight, of the 400 block of Blue Heron Circle, faces a felony charge of burglary from a place of worship after authorities determined his fingerprints were left at West Ridge Church, 3300 Encounter Lane, on the city's northwest side, according to court records and a police report.

Flight had been released on his own recognizance after being charged with two other burglaries in late 2017.

He also was released on his own recognizance after his arrest this week, records show.

According to an Elgin police report, officers were dispatched to West Ridge Church on Oct. 30, 2017, to investigate a burglary in which several string instruments were stolen, along with $125 from a tip jar for musical performers.

Police took fingerprints from the scene, and the state police crime lab in March 2018 determined the prints were from Flight, authorities said.

Detectives interviewed him a week ago, and he admitted to using a key to enter the church and stealing instruments, according to the report.

Police also went to his home in Bartlett and found instruments in his garage, the report said.

The burglary charge carries a punishment ranging from probation to up to 15 years in prison.

Flight has two other pending felony cases in Kane County: a Nov. 13 burglary to a Hampshire home and a Nov. 26, 2017, burglary case out of Gilberts, according to court records.

Each of those charges is punishable by a sentence ranging from probation to up to seven years in prison.

Flight is next due in court on May 10.

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