Michigan fugitive captured after a chase through northern Minnesota


A Michigan man wanted in connection with an arson and a homicide was arrested Monday in northern Minnesota.

According to KBJR, the Carlton County Sheriff's office arrested Gregory Rose, 46, just after 8 a.m. Monday after a difficult chase through rural portions of the county.

Authorities say he was driving an Army Corps of Engineers vehicle that had been stolen in western Wisconsin.

WCCO TV reports the State Patrol initially tried to stop Rose for speeding on Interstate 35 south of Mahtowa. But when the trooper attempted to stop him, Rose sped off, leading authorities on a chase where he drove on the wrong side of the road, down township and county roads and even a bike trail.

KBJR notes that at one point, authorities attempted to stop the truck by firing multiple shots at the tires. The pursuit finally came to an end near the 4000 block of County Highway 4 west of Mahtowa and Rose was taken into custody without injury. Some squad cars sustained damage while pursuing the stolen truck.

Rose is currently in custody in Carlton County pending charges.

Michigan prosecutors announced that Rose is facing five charges including first degree home invasion, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful driving away of an automobile, and tampering with an electronic monitoring device.

The Carlton County Attorney's Office is now reviewing the case for charges related to the chase. Sheriff's deputies continue to work closely with authorities in Michigan and Wisconsin.

KBJR notes that it's not the first runin with the law for Rose. He was recently paroled on a 30-year prison sentence for armed robbery and sexual assault that occurred in the 1980s.

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