A Gilson man made threats toward law enforcement officials, now arrested

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GALESBURG, Ill., — A Gilson man was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly making threats toward law enforcement officials.

Deputies responded to a Gilson home Tuesday, June 27, for a domestic battery that occurred the day before. Journal Star reports the incident involved 36-year-old Eric P. Rose holding a gun to a woman’s head and battering her.

Reports state after the battery incident he left with someone else in their vehicle to drive toward Dahinda, discharging five rounds out of a firearm.

The incident allegedly took place near the intersection of Knox Road 1300 East and Knox Highway 17, with one victim in the vehicle.

According to Journal Star, Knox County Detective Greg Jennings said the two victims, who are not identified, told officers Rose said he would “commit another Fulton County incident, meaning he would kill any law enforcement official that tried to approach him on any warrants.”

It is believed that his comment was in reference to the shooting death of Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum just two days before the Gilson incident.

Rose also allegedly told the victims that he would “kill anyone who talked to the cops.”

On Friday, June 28, Rose was arrested on three Knox County warrants in Galesburg at a salvage business. Officers said he tried to sell one of the victim’s vehicles.

Rose is being charged with felony aggravated discharge of a firearm, felony counts of possessing a stolen firearm and stolen vehicle as well as felony aggravated battery, for an alleged pistol whip, and misdemeanor domestic battery.

Bond was set Monday. Rose need to post an overall bond amount of $50,950 to get out of the Knox County jail.

The incident still remains under investigation and Rose will return to court at 2 p.m. July 15 for a preliminary hearing.

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