Rockford Scanner™: Rockford man is wanted on charges of sexual assault to a child

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Update: On Thursday, March 21  2019, Mr. Jones was located in Harris County Texas and taken into custody by the US marshals. Jones is awaiting extradition to Winnebago County. 36-year-old Charles Jones of Rockford has been charged with Predatory criminal sexual assault x2 And also aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The charges against him are merely accusations and are not evidence of his guilt. Jones is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

A Rockford man is wanted on charges of sexual assault to a child. On November 14, 2018 the Rockford Police Department received a report of an alleged sexual assault of a child, under the age of 13, by a male family member which had occurred at a residence in the 2900 block of Chatham Lane.

Detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case, authorized charges and a warrant was obtained for the suspect, 35-year-old Charles Jones. The warrant has not been served, and Jones is still at large.

Charles Jones, 35, Rockford: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (2 Counts), Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s location is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

The charges against Jones are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases, Jones is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

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Rockford Scanner™: One Person Just Shot in Rockford, Still Developing


On Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 5:28 PM members of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Chatham Ln in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival officers located a 31 year old male who sustained a gunshot wound to the knee.

The victim indicated he had no idea he was even injured but heard the sound of gunfire prior to discovering he was struck..

Preliminary investigations has develop no leads as to the cause of this incident.

Injuries sustained by the victim are not life threatening.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Rockford Police Department or Crimestoppers


Around 5:30 pm several emergency personnel were responding for a shooting victim in Rockford.

It happened in the area of the 2900 block of Chatham

At least one person has been shot near this location.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries or suspect information at this time.

Still developing

UPDATE: Non life threatening injuries.