Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By Carlton County Sheriffs Office
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Wanted Michigan man arrested in Carlton County

Lengthy car chase leads to arrest


On Monday, November 16, Carlton County deputies learned from the Minnesota State Patrol that at approximately 7:10 a.m., one of their troopers encountered a vehicle speeding northbound on Interstate 35 south of the Mahtowa exit.

The trooper activated his overhead lights and attempted to stop the vehicle, which was a black Chevrolet truck with government license plates. The truck sped up and crossed the median of I-35, heading into the wrong lane of traffic, northbound in the southbound lane. At that time, the trooper disengaged to prevent pursuing a vehicle going the wrong way on the interstate. Other law enforcement agencies in the area were given information to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

At approximately 7:58 a.m., a Carlton County deputy spotted the black Chevrolet truck bearing federal government plates on County Highway 61 just north of Moose Lake. The truck drove onto the Willard Munger bike trail and headed south into the city of Moose Lake.

Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were assisted by the Moose Lake Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers.

The truck was increasing speeds, swerving in and out of traffic and failing to stop for law enforcement. The pursuit continued along county and township roads, ultimately ending near the 4000 block of County Highway 4 west of Mahtowa.

At one point during the pursuit and after the truck had already been swerving in and out of traffic and directly at a squad car, the pursuit was down a very narrow township road and a Carlton County deputy was outside of his squad car attempting to deploy tire deflation devices to stop the truck before he was able to continue into any more populated area. The man drove right at the deputy and the deputy fired shots at the truck. No injuries were sustained from the shots.

No injuries were reported during the pursuit, however, there was damage sustained to two Carlton County Sheriff’s Office squads attempting to stop the truck.

The driver, identified as Gregory Allan Rose, age 46, of Midland, Michigan, was taken into custody. When the truck finally came to a stop, Rose did not resist arrest. Rose did not use any weapons in this incident.

It was determined the truck Rose was driving was stolen from St. Croix County, Wisconsin, and was owned by the Corps of Engineers. Rose was wanted by the Michigan Department of Corrections for a parole violation.

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office learned Rose is currently being investigated by the Midland County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police for serious assault, and a separate arson case in which an elderly woman was found dead in her home that had been intentionally set on fire.

Rose remains in custody at the Carlton County Jail. The Carlton County Attorney’s Office will be reviewing case files for any charges related to the incidents occurring in Carlton County. The incident remains under investigation and Carlton County deputies are working closely with authorities in Michigan and Wisconsin.


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