On Friday, August 24, 2018 shortly after 6 p.m., Rockford Police officers went to a residence in the 200 block of Washington Street to serve a warrant to 18-year-old Jerome Davidson. He was wanted on a charge of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm following a shooting on February 18, 2018.
When officers arrived, they saw Davidson leave the residence. Davidson ran westbound away from officers but was quickly apprehended in the 200 block of S. London Avenue. A K9 unit located a handgun discarded by Davidson while he was fleeing
Upon further review, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the below charges against Davidson.
Jerome Davidson, 18, Rockford: Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Resisting a Police Officer, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (warrant)
Davidson was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Davidson are merely accusations. Davidson is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.