Winnebago County Sheriff's Police

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Information: Arrest of Anthony Frederick Jefferson(Murder Warrant)


Date: 10-4-13

Time: 10:00a.m.

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On Thursday evening October 3, 2013 the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department received a request for assistance from the United States Marshal’s Service.


U.S. Marshal’s developed information that Anthony Frederick Jefferson (DOB 6-12-70/43yrs) was inside a residence at 526 N. Court St. Apt #1, Rockford, Illinois.


Jefferson was wanted for Murder and Armed Robbery out of South Bend, Indiana.


The Sheriff’s Department deployed a SWAT TEAM and HOSTAGE NEGOTIATORS to N. Court St. to assist the Marshal’s and Rockford P.D. patrol officers.


The area was sealed off and neighbors evacuated.


It was determined that Jefferson was in fact in the basement of the apartment and communications was initiated with Jefferson.


Jefferson refused to come out and a forcible entry was made into the basement. Flash bangs were deployed and the SWAT team took Jefferson into custody without incident.


Jefferson was transported to the Winnebago County Jail and lodged on the Indiana warrants pending extradition.


The charges against Jefferson are merely accusations. He is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.