MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED: A Rockford man is now in custody following a murder on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Shortly before 9:00 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Fawnridge Drive in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, officers located the resident, a 61-year-old male, suffering from stab wounds. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. His name is not being released at this time.
Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation, which led them to the suspect, identified as 46-year-old Jerry Saylor. Saylor was taken into custody without incident early Monday morning. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case, and authorized the below listed charge against Saylor.
Jerry Saylor, 46, Rockford: First Degree Murder
The investigation at this time shows that the murder does not appear to be random as the victim and Saylor knew each other.
Saylor was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charge against Saylor is merely an accusation. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.