Sheriff: One sought, one in custody in violent home invasion in Rock Falls

Christopher L. Standard in September 2023

MORRISON – A woman is jailed and a man is wanted in a violent home invasion a week ago in Rock Falls, Whiteside County Sheriff John Booker said in a news release.

Two people forced their way into a home in the 1600 block of Riverdale Road around 2:30 a.m. Sept.24, and an occupant suffered “significant injuries” as a result, the release said.

Candie L. Hodge, 38, of Sterling, was arrested and Christopher R. Standard, 37, of Rock Falls, is being sought.

Candie L. Hodge in September 2023

The attack was not random, Booker said.

Hodge, who is jailed pending a detention hearing, is charged with home invasion, punishable by six to 30 years, aggravated battery, which carries two to five years, and mob action, which caries one to four years. She has no felony history in Whiteside County.

She has a preliminary hearing Oct. 9.

Standard is 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

On April 20, 2016, he was sentenced to two years’ probation in Whiteside County for concealing a fugitive.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 815-772-4044 or the anonymous reward tipline, Whiteside County Crime Stoppers, at 815-625-7867.

Kathleen Schultz

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.