Man Charged with Robbery, Battery in Incident Near Plainfield North

Police said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely.

Tra Butler. Credit: Will County Sheriff's office.
Tra Butler. Credit: Will County Sheriff's office.
A Plainfield man is in custody following an alleged robbery near Plainfield North High School Monday afternoon.

Tra Butler, 19, of 11914 Winterberry Ln., was booked into the Will County jail on charges of felony aggravated robbery and three counts of misdemeanor battery, according to jail records.

Plainfield Sgt. Mike Fisher said police responded to a report of a possible robbery or fight in the area of Winterberry Lane. He declined to discuss details of the incident, saying it could jeopardize the ongoing investigation.

"We're looking into other individuals right now," he said "Other arrests will probably follow."

On Tuesday afternoon, several Patch readers reported spotting police activity in the area of the high school, 12005 S. 248th Ave.

Fisher said witnesses told police the suspects had fled in the direction of the school, prompting investigators to make several traffic stops near the campus. He said the incident did not pose a danger to students or other residents of the subdivision.

"It wasn't stranger-on-stranger crime," he said. "No one else in the neighborhood was in danger."

Without discussing details of the alleged battery, Fisher said no one was seriously hurt in the incident and no one was taken to a hospital. He said he expects the investigation to wrap up by the end of the week.

Bond information for Butler was not immediately available. He was due in court Tuesday afternoon.

Clutche December 31, 2013 at 03:07 PM
And the beat goes on
Deb December 31, 2013 at 03:30 PM
joe December 31, 2013 at 07:45 PM
I wonder if the criminal mind can comprehend what "Carry Concealed" means? If they're smart, they'll pass their GED, and find a job. I know, I know, my expectations are too high. The Police will just have to carry more yellow tape, and chalk with them.
Mayhem January 01, 2014 at 10:11 AM
And the county will need to buy another coroner's transport vehicle, and budget for more police hours. Criminals around here will be stupid enough to test the waters of the new CCW law and will more often than not find themselves in the back of that brand new, white, shiny coroners van.
joe January 01, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Hi Deb. Yikes is not the answer for issues like this. Please learn how to protect yourself if you already haven't. Police investigate crimes, rarely do they prevent them. The time it takes for the police to arrive depends on where they're at when the call comes in, and you better hope they are on your side of the tracks when the CN train goes by. You alone Deb are your first line of defense. The bad guys don't give a damn who you are, how good of a mother, wife, or friend you are. There was a home invasion on the news last night where the invaders hit a 67 yr old woman in the face with the hand gun they had. They rang her door bell, she opened the door without looking or asking. We live in a violent world Deb. Learn how to protect yourself, your kids and husband if you have them. Nothing makes the bad dudes think more then reading how a home owner shot the intruder in the face with a 12 gauge shotgun, but hey, a 9MM will do just fine. Happy New Year.


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