Michigan Fugitive Wanted for Murder Caught in Carlton County

A Michigan man wanted in connection to the murder of a woman and setting her house on fire was caught in Carlton County Monday morning. 

46-year-old Gregory Rose is on parole after recently serving 30 years in an armed robbery and criminal sexual assault case. 

Rose led Carlton County authorities and the Minnesota State Patrol on a high-speed chase Monday morning. 

State troopers attempted to pull over a black Chevy truck driven by Rose on northbound I-35 south of Mahtowa. 

The truck sped up and crossed the I-35 median, driving into traffic.   The officer disengaged to prevent pursuing a wrong-way vehicle and notified other law enforcement. 

Around 8 a.m. Monday, a Carlton County Deputy spotted the truck on County Highway 61, north of Moose Lake.  A police chase ensued after the truck drove onto the Willard Munger bike trail and headed south into Moose Lake.

Rose nearly hit a Carlton County deputy who was outside of his vehicle deploying tire deflation devices. 

The deputy fired shots at the truck in an effort to get him to stop.  No one was injured in the shooting. 

As with standard protocol, the deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave pending review of the incident. 

Rose rammed several squad cars in the chase as well, before coming to a stop on County Highway 4 near Mahtowa. Two Carlton County Sheriff’s squads were heavily damaged in the incident. 

The car Rose was driving was a stolen Army Corp of Engineers vehicle taken from St. Croix County, Wisconsin. 

Rose was wanted after cutting off his GPS device on November 12. 

On November 13, authorities responded to a home at 372 S. Castor Road in Midland County, Michigan on reports of a house fire. 

An elderly woman was found dead inside the home. 

Police ruled the death a homicide and said the house was intentionally set on fire. 

Authorities say the homicide and fire were related to a felony assault investigation by Midland police. 

Rose was quickly identified as the suspect. 

He is being held in the Carlton County Jail, and could face charges in Minnesota as well. 

The incident remains under investigation.

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