On May 19th a Dunn County Investigator and a Menomonie Police Investigator, both assigned to the West Central Drug Task Force, were completing a drive by of a residence in the Township of Dunn.
This residence is the same as where a homicide had occurred in November of 2020 and was known to law enforcement as a high traffic drug residence. As the Investigators drove by they observed a male subject, later identified as John Rose, retrieve a hatchet from a vehicle and run towards other subjects in the residence with the hatchet overhead in a threatening manner.
The Investigators requested assistance and pursued the individual into the residence identifying themselves to the suspect. The suspect was found to have already struck an individual in the residence twice with the hatchet and was prepared to strike a third time when the suspect was ordered, at gunpoint, to drop his weapon to which he complied.
Investigation discovered that Rose and his girlfriend Rebecca Davis had just arrived at the residence and had assaulted two other subjects in the residence before Rose returned to his truck to retrieve the hatchet. In interviewing subjects at the residence, the disagreement and subsequent assault was over past owed drug debts. Assisting officers and EMS arrived to assist at the scene. As a result, the following individuals were arrested and charged as follows:
50 year old John Jeffery Rose- Held in Dunn County Jail on $10,000 cash bond
941.30(1) 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety-Use of a Dangerous Weapon-Repeater
946.49(1)(b) Bail Jumping-Felony-Repeater
946.49(1)(a) Bail Jumping-Misdemeanor-Repeater
940.19(1) Battery Use of a Dangerous Weapon-Repeater
947.01(1) Disorderly Conduct Use of a Dangerous Weapon-Repeater
44 year old Rebecca Sue Davis
946.49(1)(b) Bail Jumping-Felony
946.49(1)(a) Bail Jumping-Misdemeanor
947.01(1) Disorderly Conduct
Department of Corrections Apprehension Request